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What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Yogurt

Eat This, Not That! Logo By © Provided by Eat This, Not That! of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 10: Even plain Greek yogurt contains some sugar—but unlike many other types of yogurt products, it wasn’t added. This is lactose, the sugar found in milk and an 8 ounce serving of Greek yogurt has around 9 grams of this naturally-occurring sugar. The good news is that despite its sugar content, yogurt doesn't cause cavities. None of the yogurts that scientists at Turkey’s Marmara University in Turkey tested were found to erode tooth enamel, which is the main cause of decay. Bonus: People who eat at least two ounces of yogurt reduce their risk of severe periodontal disease by 60 percent, compared with those who skip it.

1. Your smile will last longer

From fighting off the common cold to helping people lose weight, the benefits of yogurt makes it one of your body's best friends.

Even plain Greek yogurt contains some sugar—but unlike many other types of yogurt products, it wasn’t added. This is lactose, the sugar found in milk and an 8 ounce serving of Greek yogurt has around 9 grams of this naturally-occurring sugar. The good news is that despite its sugar content, yogurt doesn't cause cavities. None of the yogurts that scientists at Turkey’s Marmara University in Turkey tested were found to erode tooth enamel, which is the main cause of decay. Bonus: People who eat at least two ounces of yogurt reduce their risk of severe periodontal disease by 60 percent, compared with those who skip it.

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