Could it be true that yogurt holds the key to long-lasting beauty benefits?
Yogurt is arguably the oldest health food. At the turn of the century, Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff implied the active cultures (or good bacteria) in yogurt was the source behind the health and longevity of peasant Bulgarians.
Whether peasant or princess, we all want to live longer and look beautiful doing it. But where’s the proof that yogurt is actually legit?
Leave it to scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to prove yogurt is youthful. A experiment conducted on animals who consumed yogurt (the equivalent of 1 cup of plain yogurt for an adult human) resulted in younger-looking, more luminous skin and hair. Although no comparable human studies have been tested, Susan E. Erdman suggests, “I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a similar effect in people.”
When selecting yogurt at the store, look for plain unsweetened yogurt with “live active cultures” for the best benefits. Supposedly, Keifer yogurt (can also be used as a drink) contains more probiotics and cultures than those found in yogurt.
I guess that means it’s time to make yogurt a more active part of our lifestyles. The key to lustrous hair and radiant skin could be as simple as consuming more on the inside and applying more on the outside.
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