This Is What Happens When You Eat Yogurt Every Day

One of the more important components for people looking to get in shape is good nutrition. Healthline reports that a balanced overall diet can go a long way to ensuring that your body not only gets the nutrients that it needs, but that you are fueled properly for your workouts. The report cites that eating the right foods at the right times can actually help make a huge difference in the overall well-being of the body as well. 

Healthline also stresses that people should eat at minimum three main meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) as well as health-boosting snacks in-between. So, what foods should you look at? According to Runtastic, people should be considering things like upping their fruit and veggie intake, eating healthy fats, and snacking on things like yogurt. Yogurt in particular has many benefits, per Medical News Today, as it can help bodily functions such as digestion and support your bones and intestinal health. But with all the good also comes some of the bad, and like many things in life, too much of one thing can sometimes be bad.

As a health food, consuming yogurt every day can give your body a huge boost

According to Eat This, Not That!, eating more yogurt can support weight loss, gut health, and overall bone health. Medical News Today details that yogurt is rich in nutrients like protein, calcium, vitamins, and even probiotics. The combination of all of these compounds and nutrients adds to the overall health of the body and can incorporate added layers of protection for things like your bones, teeth, and immune system. 

Research stated in a BMC Medicine report finds that eating more yogurt can also help the body against the development of diseases like type 2 diabetes. Medical News Today suggests that people should steer clear of yogurts that carry high levels of sugar, and focus more on yogurts like kefir, Greek yogurt, Skyr, low fat options, or non-dairy options, like soy yogurt or coconut milk yogurt. WebMD asserts a six-ounce serving of yogurt can provide folks with about nine grams of protein, with the additional supplements of vitamin B2, vitamin B12, potassium, and magnesium.

But, there are some drawbacks to this creamy indulgence

While consuming more yogurt can be a great asset to the overall daily diet, there are some things that people need to and should consider before deciding to eat it every day. According to Eat This, Not That!, eating yogurt every day can lead to stomach issues for those that experience stomach sensitivities or allergies to dairy products. Gut expert Melanie Keller tells the publication that things like yogurt can actually help create a breeding ground for small intestine bacterial overgrowth (also known as SIBO). 

So, what is SIBO? A Mayo Clinic report explains that SIBO occurs when there is an abnormal increase of the bacteria within the small intestine. Healthline notes that people who experience this should stay away from things like beans, artichokes, garlic, and yogurt. 

Another thing to look out for when grabbing your favorite yogurt in the dairy aisle are its sugar levels. Dr. Amy Lee tells Eat This, Not That! that it is better to purchase plain yogurt and add fruits retroactively as the flavored store-bought brands are normally packed with tons of sugar.