Yogurt has a lot going for it. Chock full of probiotics, yogurt is a storehouse of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, potassium, zinc, iodine and B vitamins. It's also a rich source of protein. Yogurt’s live cultures, or “good bacteria,” which turn milk into lactic acid, supply most of this food's health benefits. Used for centuries by some of the longest-living cultures, yogurt benefits a number of the body's systems, both inside and out. From stomach to skin problems, these nine uses of yogurt might make you think twice about that little blob on the end of your spoon.

1. Promotes Good Digestion 

Because probiotics help keep the balance of bacteria in our gut, they have the ability to keep the digestive track in order and calm issues such as diarrhea, gas, cramps and even irritable bowel syndrome. Probiotics are especially useful at treating stomach conditions caused by antibiotics, which kill off all bacteria, good and bad.

2. Boosts Immune Function 

Studies have shown that eating yogurt with probiotics can increase the amount of T lymphocytes, the white blood cells responsible for fighting off infections, by about 30 percent—effectively giving your immune system a hand.

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