Source: The Dairy Council of California
We all know the role exercise and a healthy diet play in keeping our heart healthy, but when it comes to preventing the risk of heart disease there is one food we may be overlooking.
According to Best Life, consuming yogurt twice a week could majorly reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease.
Best Life reports a 2018 study published in the American Journal of Hypertension found that eating the recommended servings can drop the risk of coronary heart disease by 20 percent.
Researchers from Boston University and Harvard Medical School looked at the health records of more than 55,000 women with high blood pressure between the ages of 30 and 55 and 18,000 men between the ages of 40 and 55.
According to Best Life, the study showed that men who ate at least two servings of yogurt per week were 19 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack compared to those who ate no yogurt and for women, the percentage was even higher at 30 percent. The study revealed both men and women who ate yogurt on a weekly basis saw a 20 percent drop in their risk of developing coronary heart disease.
“Our results provide important new evidence that yogurt may benefit heart health alone or as a consistent part of a diet rich in fiber-rich fruits, vegetables, and whole grains,” Justin Buendia, Ph.D., said in the statement reported by Best Life.