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!
Fernandez MA, Marette A, Potential Health Benefits of Combining Yogurt and Fruits Based on Their Probiotic and Prebiotic Properties. Advance in Nutrition. 2017 Jan 17;8(1), 15556164S.
Ayaz A, Akyol A, Inan-Eroglu E et al. Chia seed (Salvia Hispanica L.) added yogurt reduces short-term food intake and increases satiety: randomised controlled trial. Nutr Res Pract. 2017 Oct;11(5):412-418.