Yoghurt and granola team up to provide you with a delicious and satisfying breakfast or snack. In terms of health, though, a lot depends on the varieties of yoghurt and granola you purchase and the size of your portions. To keep your yoghurt and granola a healthy choice, make sure you choose low-fat yoghurt and granola with the least amount of added sugar — and stick to suggested serving sizes.
Pair the crunchy texture of granola’s nuts and grains with creamy low-fat yoghurt. People often enjoy this combination as a quick and healthy breakfast option or even as a layered, parfait-like dessert. Both yoghurt and granola may also offer you several potential health benefits.
Improving bone health
Eating Greek yoghurt may improve bone health, as it is rich in calcium and protein.
Calcium promotes bone health and can reduce the risk of osteoporosis, a degenerative bone disease. Consuming enough protein is also vital for bone health.
Research suggests that eating a high-protein diet may increase the number of calories a person burns per day. It is best to include some protein with every meal.
Despite its protein content, eating Greek yoghurt alone is unlikely to make a person burn more calories.
But eating Greek yoghurt, as part of a balanced diet that includes enough protein, fibrous carbohydrates, and healthful fats may aid weight loss and boost metabolism.
Lowering blood pressure
Greek yoghurt is a form of probiotic fermented milk that may lower blood pressure.
A 2013 meta-analysis of 14 studies, involving more than 700 participants, found that fermented milk with probiotics helped reduce blood pressure.
Active Bacteria Culture
Many yoghurt products are known as probiotic because they contain active cultures of live bacteria. Such yogurt has numerous benefits for your health, including potentially enhancing the strength of your body’s immune system.
So, a bowl of yoghurt and granola a day keeps the doctor away.