Can Yoghurt Help Reduce Inflammation?

According to the Arthritis Foundation, USA, yoghurt is associated with decreased inflammation, decreased insulin resistance and may prevent type 2 diabetes. Nutrition researchers believe that yoghurt’s anti-inflammatory power comes from the probiotics it contains. A 2017 study, published in the ‘British Journal of Nutrition’, found that women who ate low-fat yogurt daily for nine weeks had reduced signs of inflammation compared with women who didn’t. Another study, in 2021, that appears in the journal ‘Nutrients’, seconds these findings. The research has found that eating yogurt is associated with lower levels of inflammatory markers. Yoghurt is obtained by fermentation of milk with Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophiles, and some yogurt contains probiotics strains. The study notes that there is strong evidence that probiotics have anti-inflammatory properties. Choose unsweetened, low-fat Greek yoghurt.