September 30, 2021

Yogurt is a family favorite here at Country Sunrise Creamery, and we love the health benefits of eating it. Yogurt is commonly consumed as a light breakfast, quick snack, or base to enjoy with fruit for a healthy dessert, but did you know yogurt offers many health benefits beyond simply being delicious? 

The Background Behind Yogurt

If you’ve never enjoyed yogurt before, you are truly missing out. Yogurt is a popular dairy product and is made by the bacterial fermentation of milk. “Yogurt cultures,” or the bacteria used to make yogurt, ferment the natural sugar found in milk. At Country Sunrise Creamery, all the yogurt is made fresh from our animals. 

Yogurt can be made from different types of milk, but ones made from skim milk are considered fat-free, and kinds made from whole milk are considered to be full-fat.

Ready to learn more? Check out these 5 surprising benefits eating more yogurt also provides. 

It’s rich in vitamins and nutrients 

Yogurts can be high in calcium, vitamins, and live culture. These can offer protection for bones and teeth and help prevent digestive problems. We only use whole milk from our grass fed cows to make our yogurt. Dairy fats are essential for absorbing fat soluble vitamins.

Yogurt contains some of nearly every nutrient that your body needs – win, win!

It’s high in protein 

Yogurt is also high in protein, making it a great snack that actually fills you up. Getting enough protein is important for optimal health, as it increases the production of hormones that signal fullness. 

Being full of quality food and adequate protein helps curb cravings, prevent snacking, and can even help with weight regulation. 

It supports digestive health

Yogurt has a lot of live cultures or probiotics, which can enhance the gut microbiota and regulate your digestive system. Many studies find that after incorporating yogurt into your diet for even just a few weeks, less bloating, stool regulation, and digestive comfort are all results. 

Helps prevent osteoporosis 

It has also been found that yogurt, amongst other dairy products, can help prevent osteoporosis and build strong bones in children. Yogurt contains some key nutrients for maintaining bone health, including phosphorus, calcium, potassium, protein, and vitamin D. All of these vitamins and minerals are especially helpful when it comes to preventing osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is commonly found in the elderly and results from deterioration of bone mass. 

It can boost your energy

Aside from the energy provided by the carbohydrates in yogurt, it also contains B vitamins, a great booster for when you need a little pick-me-up. This is why many people love to enjoy yogurt as a quick snack before a workout or as a recovery meal after one. Yogurt with natural sugars also helps wake up your body when you’re in a slump. 

Incorporating More Yogurt Into Your Diet 

If you’re ready to incorporate more yogurt into your diet and reap the health benefits that come along with it, we have some easy suggestions for you! Whether you love it plain, want to add in some toppings, or are still searching for a flavor you love, check out these easy ways to add more yogurt into your meals. 

  1. Add yogurt to your smoothies for an easy, nutritious breakfast or snack 

  2. Enjoy a yogurt bowl filled with granola, nuts, or seeds for extra protein

  3. Freeze fruit and yogurt into delicious, healthy popsicle treats

  4. Replace cream cheese, buttermilk, or regular milk with yogurt when baking 

  5. Enjoy yogurt on your favorite toast – with avocado, baked pears, or pomegranate seeds

You can also shop our store to find local yogurt products (and more!) that you may want to try, including raspberry, strawberry, vanilla yogurt, and other flavors.

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