Yoghurt, or as it is known as ‘curd’ which is commonly used in Asian cuisine, has several health benefits that one can find to their advantage if consumed on a daily basis. It was only recently that the formation of yoghurt from milk has been studied closely, and has led to a greater understanding of the field of probiotics and the advantages that come with it.

So, here is a list of health benefits that come with the nutrients that are present in yoghurt:

Essential Minerals

Calcium is present in yoghurt, as it is derived from milk, and can be advantageous in improving bone and dental health as well as reducing the likelihood of menopausal women getting osteoporosis in their lifetime. Since potassium and magnesium is present in large amounts, the former improves nerve health while also maintaining the fluid balance in one’s body. The latter also contributes to bone health along with calcium.


According to the Journal Dairy Research, it has been found that the content of animal protein present in yoghurt is much more than in milk which is more easily digestible due to the breakdown of proteins such as casein when being turned into yoghurt.


Vitamin B2 and B12 are present in large amounts in yoghurt. The former improves eyesight, nerve and skin health. The latter contributes to excellent bone health just as magnesium and calcium does and prevents anemia as well.

Cures bad breath

Yoghurt acts as a natural cure for bad breath as it is known to reduce halitosis by almost 80 % in most people. In studies, it was found that levels of gingivitis and plaque were significantly reduced when one consumed yoghurt daily.

Boosts the immune system

Yoghurt is known to boost immunity as it was found in a study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that in consuming yoghurt regularly, one can bring down the number of infections, allergies and inflammatory diseases.