How Long Does It Take To Digest Yogurt?


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Plain yogurt is milk, which has been fermented by bacteria. It takes approximately 2½ to 3 hours to digest.

'Top health foods' also include yogurt for many reasons. Yogurt is easier to digest than milk. Many people who cannot tolerate milk can have yogurt, as the culturing process makes yogurt more digestible.

  • Colon health is positively affected by yogurt. Yogurt contains lactobacteria, which is an intestine-friendly bacterial culture that fosters a healthy colon and even lowers the risk of colon cancer. Basically, the bacteria in yogurt deactivate harmful substances. Also, yogurt is rich in calcium which contributes to a healthy colon and also reduces the risk of colon cancer.
  • The bioavailability of other nutrients is improved by yogurt as its culturing increases the absorption of calcium and B-vitamins.
  • Yogurt can also boost immunity and aids healing after intestinal infections.
  • Yeast infections can also be reduced by yogurt as it reduces the amount of yeast colonies in the vagina and decreases the incidence of vaginal yeast infections.
  • Yogurt is a very rich source of calcium. Because the live-active cultures in yogurt increase the absorption of calcium, an 8-ounce serving of yogurt injects more calcium into the body than the same volume of milk can.
  • There is also a large amount of protein in yogurt, which is vitally important for the growth and reparation of muscles. It can also lower cholesterol.
  • Yogurt is a "grow food". This means that some of the nutritional properties of yogurt may help children with intestinal absorption problems.

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