Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and there are many recipes and ways to prepare your breakfast.
Yogurt and fruit: a winning combination!
Having a breakfast that combines two healthy foods, a yogurt and a fruit, is tastefull and could be beneficial to your health. A study suggests that combining yogurt with fruit may be of great interest providing probiotics, prebiotics and essential nutrients.
Fruit and yogurt have been identified individually as indicators of a healthy diet:
- Fruits are rich in fiber, potassium, antioxidants, carotenoids, vitamins and have been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Yogurt is rich in protein, calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, lactic bacteria and has been associated with a reduced weight gain and risk of type 2 diabetes.
The association of yogurt and fruits, in addition to being tasty, may confer combining health benefits through the potential interactions between fruit prebiotics and yogurt probiotics: fruits are rich in fiber which promotes the colonization of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria in the colon.
Taking the time out in your morning routine to eat a breakfast with a yogurt and a fruit can give you the energy and the nutrients necessary to start the day right!