Yogurt is high in calcium. Studies have shown that calcium increases thermogenesis, the body’s core temperature. This may boost metabolism.
Says a 2016 study published in the ‘American Journal of Clinical Nutrition’, dietary calcium lowers body weight by converting a portion of dietary energy to heat rather than to stored body fat. When your body is deprived of calcium, it conserves it, prompting you to produce higher levels of calcitriol, a hormone that triggers increased production of fat cells. Extra calcium in your diet suppresses calcitriol, leading to the breakdown of more fat, making fat cells leaner and trimmer. A high-dairy diet can boost weight loss by as much as 70%. Yogurt is also rich in protein which has the added benefit of making you feel full. Avoid readymade flavoured yogurts that are high in added sugar.