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Yogurt is every kitchen and dining table staple, especially in Ramadan, wondering why? It’s light, versatile, and filled with benefits. Yogurt is very beneficial for your gut health and is packed with several important nutrients for your body. Additionally, yogurt is a healthy and light snacking option; whether you want to add it to some oats, honey, and fruits, or just eat it plain; it is fulfilling without having to worry about those extra calories.
What are the benefits of yogurt?
• Natural yogurt is a low-calorie, highly nutritious food.
• Yogurt is good for the bones as it is rich in calcium and vitamin B6, and vitamin D.
• Unsweetened yogurt can help regulate blood sugar levels which makes it good for type 2 diabetes patients.
• Yogurt, especially Greek, is rich in protein which is important for metabolism, appetite regulation, and aids in weight loss.
• The probiotics in yogurt promote a healthier gut, aid in the digestion process, and reduces problems such as bloating and constipation.
• Regular consumption of yogurt boosts the immune system due to the rich content of zinc, selenium, and magnesium.
Try this delicious and easy cucumber-yogurt salad
This recipe is light, delicious, and also flavorsome. It is also an excellent dip for several dishes such as stuffed vine leaves.
• 4 Large peeled cucumbers
• 2 cups low-fat yogurt
• ½ tablespoon salt
• A pinch of ground black pepper (optional)
• 2-4 minced garlic cloves
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (optional)
• Grate the cucumber or cut it into two halves and cut crosswise into quarters to be chopped into small pieces.
• Place the cut pieces of cucumbers in a bowl with some salt and let it sit while you prepare the rest.
• In another bowl, mix the yogurt with the minced garlic, fresh ground mint leaves, pepper, and olive oil and stir well.
• Simmer the cucumber of any excess water then pour to the mixture and mix well together.