In continuation to the previous article, we will yet again discuss, what makes Yakult Light so special, and why it should be an essential part of your daily diet.
1. Strengthens your Intestine and immunity
Yakult Light contains 650 Crore probiotic (for life) bacteria, L. casei Shirota (SHIROTA strain) which keep our intestine healthy, and functioning properly. We all know that the intestine provides the body with essential nutrients, that are needed for its proper growth and development.
In addition to nutrition well – being, the intestine is our body’s first line of defence since it houses 70% of the body’s immune system.The recent COVID – 19 pandemic shook us, and made us pay attention to the fact, that something that started as a common cold and cough, could actually take people’s lives.
At greatest risk were those who had a weak immune system such as babies, elderly and pregnant women and those with other health disorders, like asthma and diabetes. This made us all realize how important the body’s immune system is, at keeping us healthy.
There is promising evidence to show that L. casei Shirota (SHIROTA strain) can strengthen our natural immunity, by increasing the activity of Natural Killer (NK) cells, which make up about 20% of our immune system. L. casei Shirota (SHIROTA strain) increases the efficiency of NK cells making it easy for them, to attack virus infected and cancer cells, to destroy them.
Many studies have shown that people who have low level of NK cell activity, have higher frequency of colds, take longer time to recove,r and they may also be at an increased risk of cancer.
2. Helps overcome Vitamin D Deficiency
Yakult Light also contains Vitamin D, a fat – soluble vitamin, essential for absorption of Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus from the intestine, that make the bones and teeth strong. Surprisingly, more than one billion people worldwide are deficient in Vitamin D, and a large number of them live in India.
This sunlight vitamin also helps in improving muscle strength and its function, boosts immunity and reduces inflammation.Deficiency of Vitamin D causes rickets in children and Osteomalacia or Osteoporosis in adults. All these diseases make the bones soft and weak increasing the risk of bone fractures, and injuries of the spine.
3. Adds Antioxidants to your Diet
Another important component of Yakult Light is Vitamin E, which is rich in antioxidants, and has anti – ageing properties. It helps in boosting immunity and protects the cells of the body from getting damaged and destroyed.
Extensive research has shown that increased consumption of antioxidants, strengthens the immune system. Not only that, normal levels of Vit E in the body reduces nerve problems and can ward off diseases like cancer, dementia and cardiovascular diseases.
4. Natural Sweetener
What about the sweetness of Yakult Light since it contains less sugar? A natural sweetener Stevia has been added to Yakult Light, to maintain its sweet and delicious taste. Stevia is extracted from the leaves of a South American plant, Stevia Rebaudiana and is much sweeter than sugar.
It is safe for consumption by children, pregnant women and the elderly. What’s more it can also be consumed by the health conscious, who are on weight loss diets, and want to limit sugar intake.
So why are you waiting, take that extra care of your health, by improving your intestinal health, and let Yakult Light be a part of your healthy breakfast.
Healthy Breakfast – Everyone Every Day
- Two (2) tablespoons of cornflakes
- Seven (7) – ten (10) strawberries (cut into small pieces)
- One (1) banana (finely chopped)
- Handful of almonds, walnuts and raisins (finely chopped)
- One (1) teaspoon Honey
- Half cup milk
- One bottle Yakult Light
Take a bowl. Pour the boiled and cooled milk into it. Add cornflakes, strawberries and banana, nuts and one bottle of Yakult Light. Mix gently. In case you want it sweeter, add a teaspoon of honey and there – you have your breakfast ready !!!
It’s that simple and easy, isn’t it?