Saturday, April 12, 2008

Yogurt For Natural Beauty

Sometimes, our mothers and grandmothers knew best. Yes, yogurt is really good for you and is a wonderful natural beauty treatment. And it's delicious!

Yogurt delivers lots of vitamins and minerals to the body. It is an excellent source of protein and calcium and as most of you already know, yogurt maintains good gastro-intestinal health.

Here are two perfect reasons to eat yogurt for natural beauty on the outside:

1. For clear skin. If you suffer from acne, try plain yogurt.

Some women find benzoyl peroxide and/or salicylic acid to be rough on their sensitive skin. And there are others who don’t like putting such ‘chemical’ treatments on their faces.

Just add plain yogurt with live cultures to your diet. The acidophilus present in yogurt is that of ‘friendly’ bacteria. It will clear up your skin and also prevent vaginal yeast infections. Well, that’s what some women swear by.

2. For healthy gums. Any flavor is fine for periodontal purposes.

According to a recent study at Japan's Kyushu University, researchers found that those who ate fermented milk products such as yogurt (at least 2 oz. a day), had significantly improved gum health. The key 'magic' ingredient being calcium.

Of course, you would want to choose your yogurt carefully. We're talking natural and organic.

Celebrities like Cindy Crawford have given thumbs up to Stonyfield Farm Organic Yogurt.

Cindy makes a smart choice, too. Stonyfield Yogurt has been around for 25 years and is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. The popular yogurt brand adds six live cultures to its yogurts to help keep folks naturally balanced. And with flavors like Black Cherry, Key Lime, and Lotsa Lemon, what's not to love?

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