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Is yogurt the key to happiness?

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Is yogurt the key to happiness?

Our bodies are quite curious - we become unnaturally hungry when sad, or ecstatic when satiated. Scientists, for the longest time, have believed in the connection between the brain and the gut, which is shown by the gastrointestinal indications sent by the brain to the gut.

As surprising as it may sound, in 2013 a research proved that the signal not only travels from the brain to the gut, but the other way as well. In the study, in a group of women who consumed yogurt every day, it was found that their bodies had a higher count of probiotics.

The consumption of yogurt may reduce the activity of insula which is the emotional center of the brain, and helps reduce anxiety and stress. Since the brain also picks up on the sense, and particularly smell, it has been found that plain yogurt can elicit emotional responses such as comfort or happiness.

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Can you eat yogurt if you're lactose intolerant?

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Can you eat yogurt if you're lactose intolerant?

People suffer from various degrees of lactose intolerance which make them resistant to the particular kind of sugar in the food product. Many people can ingest moderate quantities of dairy while some are completely averse to a majority of dairy products. For those who are lactose intolerant, some dairy products are universally easier to digest, such as aged cheese and yogurt. 

This is majorly because most of the lactose in these products have already been broken down and reduced. Greek or organic yogurt are the safest kinds for lactose intolerant individuals as they contain a higher concentration of whey, and the watery part of the milk has been carefully strained out. Sassy Lassi is a brand of yogurt that offers organic yogurt that is delicious and nutritional. Grab a pack of Sassy Lassi from the nearest HEB or Whole Foods Market for a healthier life choice.

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Warm weather or cold, Yogurt is a drink for all seasons

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Warm weather or cold, Yogurt is a drink for all seasons



One of the common ways to introduce healthy bacteria to your body is through consuming real yogurt. Yogurt is a staple that has been around since the 1950s. There are plenty of yogurts that are protein rich and low in added sugar.



The presence of lactic acid in yogurt helps in the prevention of production of cancerous cells, and it acts as a protective food against colon and breast cancers. Yogurt helps to strengthen the immune system, provides immunity against infections and helps fight diseases. It also helps regulate bowel movement and strengthens the digestive system too.



Studies show that yogurt helps in balancing blood sugar level. Given the immense amount of benefits that yogurt has, whatever season it may be, one should definitely incorporate this superfood into their daily diet.

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Yogurt - an after workout meal supplement



Yogurt is a boon to people who follow diet and work hard to stay fit. If you are health conscious, then yogurt should definitely be your first dietary choice. You can have yogurt on the go as it makes an ideal snack at any time of the day.



An intense workout causes stress and damage to the muscle. It also uses up a lot of carbohydrates for energy. Hence, a snack after workout must be rich in carbohydrates for refueling the body, and protein for repairing the muscles. Sassy Lassi low fat yogurt can do just that for your body. Whether you prefer your yogurt plain or flavored, it will help you to quickly replenish energy after a heavy workout. Couple your yogurt with some frozen fruits for a powerful after workout meal. Low fat yogurt topped with fruits will supplement four vital nutrients in your body; protein, carbohydrates, calcium and vitamin C.



Opt for yogurt as an after workout snack for a fit body and radiant skin.

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How to remove your tan with yogurt

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How to remove your tan with yogurt



‘Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the prettiest of them all!’ You wouldn't need to ask that to yourself if you make yogurt a part of your daily meal and also add it to your collection of home-made beauty products.



Using yogurt externally not only relieves your skin from dryness but also smoothens it making it vivacious and younger. One of the most common uses of yogurt externally is as a de tanning agent. Authentic yogurt mixed with few other easily available ingredients aids in removing tan and dead skin leaving you with lustrous skin. Remove the tawny layer from your skin by gently applying a mixture of natural yogurt with tomato extract and rinsing it with cold water. Leave this mixture on your face for 20 minutes for dazzling result. You can also scrub the solarized area on your skin with the blend of yogurt and gram flour. It renders a smooth texture to your facial skin and amputates brownish patches brightening you up!

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The skin-smoothening effect of yogurt

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The skin-smoothening effect of yogurt



That yogurt is rich in protein and vitamins and is one of the best snacks to have on the go is known to all, but what you must also know about yogurt is that this protein and vitamin packed dairy product nourishes the skin when applied externally too.



In India, people have been using yogurt to smoothen their skin and give themselves a youthful glow. The zinc in plain yogurt abates swelling in acne and also helps in the growth and tightening of skin tissues. Here are more reasons why yogurt can make your skin smoother;

a.    The lactic acid and calcium in natural yogurt prevents skin from drying and has anti-aging properties.

b.    Vitamin B component in Sassy Lassi plain yogurt is responsible for glowing and hydrated skin.

c.    Vitamin B in yogurt also protects the skin cells from damage by free radicals.

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Yogurt and blood pressure - the advantages of eating yogurt

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Yogurt and blood pressure - the advantages of eating yogurt



The health benefits of yogurt are manifold and therefore it is quickly becoming a part of our everyday diet. While eating yogurt with meals is common, snacking on flavored yogurt is a new practice that the health conscious generation of today is thriving on.


You may want to eat yogurt or drink it in the form of flavored yogurt shake (lassi); however you choose to consume it, you will reap all the benefits of this nutritious dairy product.


One of the many benefits of eating plain or flavored yogurt every day is controlled blood pressure. Since yogurt is a low-fat source of protein, it has a lower chance of sticking to your blood vessels, resulting in steady blood pressure. The good bacteria in yogurt also has a role to play in keeping your blood pressure under control.


Hence, be it for an adult or child, yogurt is extremely beneficial for one’s health.

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How yogurt keeps your bones healthy

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How yogurt keeps your bones healthy



Packed with vitamins and calcium, yogurt should take the first place in your diet chart! You can have yogurt at any time of the day - for breakfast, as a companion for lunch, and even at bedtime. Frozen yogurt is fun to eat, easy to digest and a wholesome supplier of nutrients for the body.



Eating yogurt for healthy bones is a better idea than drinking milk. Here’s why! Depending on milk for calcium supplement is simply archaic. In reality, milk leaches out calcium from the bones to neutralize the acidic rise of the body’s PH level which is caused while drinking milk. But yogurt is acidic neutral, so it helps in retaining calcium in the bones. Yogurt is also rich in lactoferrin, an iron-binding protein that plays a key role in the building of strong bones. Lactoferrin found in all flavors of Sassy Lassi yogurt boosts the growth of cells that build bones (osteoblasts).



Flavored and low sugar Sassy Lassi yogurt not only makes a healthy sustenance but is also a favorite among kids and adults alike for its yummy servings and a huge variety to choose from.

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Why you should wash your face with yogurt

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Why you should wash your face with yogurt





Protein and vitamins packed yogurt is not only a delicious snack that one can have on the go but also a beauty potion for ravishing and resplendent skin. So, if you dream of donning smooth, dewy, blemish-free skin then using yogurt in face-packs or simply for scrubbing and cleansing is a very good idea.



You can use plain yogurt or whole milk yogurt for scouring your skin or just apply it and leave it for few minutes before rinsing your face with water. Here’s how yogurt will help you to get a radiant skin if you wash your face with low fat yogurt everyday. Yogurt is rich in lactic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid which eliminates the dead cells from the skin and helps in the growth of new skin cells rejuvenating your skin from the inside. You can also try Sassy Lassi plainyogurt to gently exfoliate your skin for natural glow. What more! Regular application of natural yogurt reduces fine lines and wrinkles exposing the beautiful you!

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Yogurt - the anti aging factor

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Yogurt - the anti aging factor



Yogurt is one such snack that is gaining tremendous popularity among the present fitness conscious generation. That you can use the natural creamy yogurt for blooming and radiant skin is also a known to many.

The whole milk yogurt contains nutrients which has magical properties for an ever younger looking skin. Yogurt is rich in zinc, lactic acid, calcium and B Vitamins, all of which work together to prevent skin from ageing. Lactic acid prevents wrinkles from appearing on your skin and reduces the appearance of already existing wrinkles. Calcium in organic yogurt facilitates skin renewal. The rich properties of B Vitamins in plain yogurt hydrates the skin, imparting glow and radiance to the skin surface. Yogurt is also critical for regeneration and growth of skin cells. In order to make use of the age-defying properties of yogurt,  it is advisable to ingest Sassy Lassi yogurt with no preservative as well as apply the same externally in the form of home made packs.

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How to make stew in a yogurt base

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How to make stew in a yogurt base



The world is busy inventing yummy and healthy ways to make yogurt an integral part of our diet. While most of us may like our yogurt plain and enjoy the thrill of the cream melting in our mouths, there are some who like it flavored or use it for seasoning vegetable salads and fruit salads. Vegetable or chicken stew in a yogurt base is also a favorite among many.



Easy to make and healthy to eat, stews made in a yogurt base are filling and a meal in itself. You can try your hand at as many as 15 different types of stews in a yogurt base, of which spinach and yogurt stew is the easiest to prepare.



To make this, fry 1 medium finely chopped onion and 1 pack of chopped spinach along with 2 cups of chicken broth in 2 tablespoons of butter. Add 2 teaspoons of all-purpose flour, ⅓ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon dried tarragon, 1 pinch of powdered nutmeg and 1 pinch of ground cayenne to the spinach for flavor.

Once cooked, remove the stew from the hob and blend it in a food processor. Toss the blended soup in a pan and add a helping of all natural Sassi Lassi yogurt and cook it under moderate heat. Bring it to boil. Your spinach stew in yogurt base is ready to be served!

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How to make roasted vegetables with celery yogurt

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How to make roasted vegetables with celery yogurt



Celery yogurt, one of Sassy Lassi’s tasty and all natural yogurts, can be used to make dips, salad dressing, or even to make delicious roasted vegetables with a dollop of healthy celery yogurt dressing.



All this recipe needs is for you to follow 4 straightforward steps to make roasted vegetables topped with celery yogurt.

Step 1: Place the chopped carrots, cauliflower, zucchini and celery sticks in a bowl and season it with salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary, cumin, oregano and a dash of olive oil.

Step 2: Place the bowl in the oven at 180 F for 30 minutes. Remove the celery and zucchini and replace the bowl in the oven for 15 minutes.

Step 3: Prepare the yogurt by adding a bit of extra virgin olive oil, a dash of salt and pepper, 1 green chili, finely chopped, lemon zest and lemon juice.
Step 4: Season the cooked vegetables with the flavored and seasoned yogurt, and your delicious roasted vegetables with celery yogurt dressing is ready to be ravished

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How to make Greek dip with yogurt: Tzatziki

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How to make Greek dip with yogurt: Tzatziki



Eating healthy yogurt that has only natural ingredients for glowing skin is no secret. You may like your yogurt plain, flavored, teamed with fruits or in the form of lassi; this low fat dairy product, rich in protein and laden with good bacteria, is not only good for digestion, but is also way to stay fit.



There are of course other interesting ways to make yogurt a tasty part of your entree. The Greek dip, Tzatziki, is simple to make, yummy to taste and a perfect companion for nachos or potato wedges. Here’s how you can make your own Tzatziki:



Dice one large cucumber and blend it in the blender. Add 1 garlic clove minced, 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves and a few black peppercorns. Blend this mixture well and then stir it into 3 cups of whole milk yogurt. Refrigerate it for 3 hours before you serve it with nachos, tortilla chips or anything else you’d like a dip with!

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3 salads that are made healthier with yogurt



     Cucumber ribbon salad with yogurt dressing- A delicious and light salad, this healthy yogurt salad with cucumbers should be in every health enthusiast’s eating list.

     Fruit salad with honey yogurt dressing- Give the regular fruit salad a twist this summer. While most of us like to indulge in a creamy fruit salad, yogurt can be a great substitute for cream. Prepare a healthy sauce with a mix of yogurt and honey, add the sauce to a bowlful of your favourite fruits (strawberry, kiwi, bananas, and green apple) and relish this healthy preparation!

     No-mayo Coleslaw- We all love the classic coleslaw, don’t we? However, this simple salad can be made healthier and lighter with the use of plain yogurt. The use of yogurt acts as a great substitute for mayonnaise, and a healthy salad is ready in no time.

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5 Reasons you should choose all-natural yogurt

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5 Reasons you should choose all-natural yogurt

Choosing dairy products that are all-natural provides more nutrients, and all in all, is always a better choice.


      Grass-fed cow’s milk (that is used to make all-natural yogurt) contains 50% more Vitamin E than conventionally fed cow’s milk, making the yogurt healthy and ideal for a daily snack or meal replacement.

     Your body will thank you! All-natural yogurt is a blend of wholesome dairy and bacteria that is ideal for your body, low in lactose content and high in vitamins and minerals.

     According to a 2012 study, all-natural yogurt can guard against breast cancer because of Lactobacillus acidophilus, a probiotic bacteria extracted from all-natural yogurt such as SassyLassi’s yogurts.

     All natural yogurt is ideal for weight loss. Yogurt helps you reach your weight goals by slowly eliminating abdominal fat, the hardest fat to get rid of.

     All-natural yogurt even contains all nine essential amino acids. This makes it a great source of protein.

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4 nutrients in yogurt that can boost healing

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4 nutrients in yogurt that can boost healing



Full-fat and authentic yogurt contains almost all the vitamins that are needed for a human body. Some of the other nutrients present in yogurt are:

     Vitamins: Yogurt is a great source of vitamins such as vitamin B12, calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin and minerals. 

     Proteins: There are milk proteins present in all natural yogurt with a high content of amino acids. These amino acids help to burn fat. These proteins boost your body’s ability to absorb calcium and improve the immune system.

     Carbohydrate: The form of carbohydrate found in all the dairy products and yogurt is the sugar known as lactose. Lactic acid is a probiotic bacterium that aids digestion of lactose, lessening the symptoms of lactose intolerance common in many people.

     Fat-soluble vitamins: Whole milk yogurt provides fat soluble vitamins E and A. Vitamin A is necessary for your eye to function normally. Vitamin E is an antioxidant which helps protect cell membranes. It is also needed for the immune system.

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How to choose the healthiest yogurt to buy?

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How to choose the healthiest yogurt to buy?

Yogurt has earned itself a reputation as a true health-food superstar. But here’s something you probably didn’t know - Yogurt can turn into junk food really quickly if you add cookies or toppings that are candied!
Choosing the right yogurt is important for it to serve its purpose!
Here’s a list of must-dos while choosing a yogurt at the supermarket:
  1. Look for probiotics – many yogurts have a mark on the pack that mentions the existence of probiotics, the good bacteria, ideal for your health needs.
  2. Full fat or low fat yogurt? - If you are in a weight loss program or already consuming the required fat in a day in other consumable forms, opt for a non-fat yogurt.
  3. Keep it simple - If you are looking for growth in the level of body mass, you can choose a plain yogurt.
  4. Beware of artificial fruits – Adding your own fruit, or opting for Sassy Lassi’s all natural flavoured yogurt products are ideal for your health!

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How to hydrate with yogurt?

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How to hydrate with yogurt?


Irrespective of the weather, temperature and season, keeping yourself hydrated is the most important thing to do. Constantly consuming fluids and maintaining ideal body temperature can become a challenge during summers, especially in harsh spells of heat. Some food items help you hydrate yourself naturally while calming your hunger pangs.
Regular plain yogurt is 80-85% water. If you are consciously choosing yogurt as a food item to hydrate yourself, choose an all-natural yogurt. You could even convert it into a snack by adding berries or other fruits in them.
With Sassy Lassi’s range of all-natural and tasty yogurts in different flavors, this meal-replacement and hydrating snack is ideal for beating the summer heat. Since yogurt contains potassium and sodium, it helps you replenish the electrolytes that you lose throughout the day!


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Is yogurt good for kids?

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Is yogurt good for kids?


It is not common knowledge that most pediatricians will tell you to introduce yogurt to kids at a very early stage. As children need fat in their diet for normal growth and development, the most recommended kind of yogurt is the whole milk yogurt.
Since whole milk yogurt consists of a high concentration of calcium, vitamins and other minerals, it makes for a suitable and nutritious meal for children. Yogurt also has a lower amount of lactose which makes it much easier to digest and a perfect product for consumption by kids of all ages.
Sassy Lassi provides yogurt that is all-natural and specifically for kids. Kids yogurt is the perfect snack for your active little one, so purchase Sassy Lassi Kids yogurt in Whole Foods market, HEB and Central Market today!

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Quick Yogurt Recipes

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Quick Yogurt Recipes

  • Frozen, yogurt-covered strawberries: These little summer treats are a favourite amongst kids and adults alike. You will need 8 to 10 rinsed strawberries, yogurt, honey and vanilla extract. In a bowl, mix yogurt, honey and vanilla extract and put it aside. Dip the juicy strawberries into the mix and line them onto a tray with parchment paper. Refrigerate them for 45 minutes or until a thick layer of yogurt is formed. You can also dip them again into the mix for a thicker layer and your savoury is ready to serve. You could even dip a variety of fruits in strawberry flavoured Sassy Lassi for a delicious and fruity yogurt snack.
  • Yogurt mac and cheese: Give your favourite Italian Mac and cheese dish a twist, using yogurt. This comfort food is easy to make with just a few ingredients. All you need is al dente elbow pasta, shredded cheese (cheddar), Sassy Lassi yogurt, salt and pepper to taste, spinach leaves (optional), garlic powder, onion powder. Place spinach leaves in the bottom of a strainer and strain the boiled pasta over it. Save the pasta water and stir in the cheese until melted. Add yogurt and spices (salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder) as per taste. Add the pasta and spinach to the mix and your dish is ready to serve.
  • Cucumber yogurt salad: Chop a bowlful of veggies, lots of cucumbers, minced parsley and mint leaves, red onion and cherry tomato. Add a serving of plain yogurt and top it with lime juice, jalapenos, salt and pepper. Mix all the ingredients and your healthy salad is ready to serve.

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Three breakfasts that go perfectly with flavored yogurt

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Three breakfasts that go perfectly with flavored yogurt


  • Sandwich spread: Make your own flavored yogurt sandwich spread and enjoy an easy and wholesome breakfast. Add mustard sauce to plain yogurt, with a dash of paprika and pepper, and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients to form a tasty tangy sandwich spread
  • Grab-and-go banana split breakfast jar: this breakfast item is filled with all the goodness inside a mason jar. Just layer slices of bananas in a mason jar, ½ cup of vanilla yogurt, ½ cup chopped strawberries, ½ cup yogurt and top it all with more banana slices and chocolate chips. Refrigerate for a day, and you will have your yogurt on the go ready for your hectic mornings.
  • ‘Raita’: A traditional Indian savory that goes well with stuffed Indian breads or ‘parathas’. Raita is a flavored yogurt that can be made in many ways. The mint raita is a common delicacy and can be made easily using just few ingredients and spices mixed into Sassy Lassi yogurt.


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Occasions where yogurt is the perfect drink to serve

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Occasions where yogurt is the perfect drink to serve

One does not need any occasion to drink yogurt. This on-the-go versatile drink can instantly freshen you up right from the first sip, anywhere and anytime. However, a list of five occasions when yogurt can be a perfect drink to be served are as follows:

     Give the usual soft drink a break at your kids’ birthday party. Switch to a healthy sweet lassi instead and make all the mothers happy.
     The next time you are inviting friends home, serve a tall glass of lassi as a mocktail drink and win applause from everyone.
     Your kids would love a glass of chilled lassi drink, after school or play.
     A yogurt drink can also serve as a healthy snack, which you can easily swap for your evening tea and choose a healthier life.
     Yogurt also serves as a wonderful workout fuel. A fresh way to start your workout is with a bowlful of yogurt. You can flavour your plain yogurt by mixing your favourite fruit say strawberry or bananas, or choose one of Sassy Lassi flavor yogurts, and voila! A healthy snack that satiates both taste and health is ready in no time.




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3 smoothies you can make from flavored yogurt

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3 smoothies you can make from flavored yogurt




     Tropical smoothie- This flavorful yogurt drink smoothie can be prepared easily with the help of just three ingredients- pineapple chunks, orange juice, coconut milk and plain yogurt. A quick blend of these four ingredients forms a creamy and delicious smoothie, perfect to drink at any time of the day.

     Match a green tea yogurt smoothie- This healthy afternoon drink is a perfect way to lose those extra pounds. All you need is 2 teaspoons of match a powder, 1 cup yogurt, ¼ cup fat free milk, zero calorie sweetener as per taste, and some crushed ice. Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth and serve immediately.

     Strawberry basil yogurt smoothie- A great way to kickstart your day. You will need- 3 to 4 frozen strawberries, 1 sliced medium sized frozen banana, strawberry flavored Sassi Lassi yogurt and 5 to 8 basil leaves. Blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy and enjoy the delicious drink!

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3 things you can do with yogurt apart from eating it

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3 things you can do with yogurt apart from eating it




     Plain yogurt can be used as an effective face mask. It contains lactic acid which is a component used in many chemical peels. It helps to gently exfoliate the dead layers of the skin, which helps in clearing discoloration and blemishes and also helpful in reducing wrinkles. It also helps to create a natural glow and prevents breakouts.

     Yogurt is also a natural and nourishing hair mask which helps to attain frizz free and shinier hair. Mixing an egg and a tablespoon of honey to a bowl of yogurt is an effective home remedy with enviable results. Apply the mask on hair and leave for twenty minutes. Wash normally with warm water and the result is phenomenal. Say goodbye to frizzy dull hair with this super easy home remedy.

     Yogurt, lemon and coconut oil mixed together, can be used as an ultimate body scrub. With the right mix of these natural simple ingredients, you can get a super moisturized skin naturally.

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Yogurt is the key ingredient in these popular dishes

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Yogurt is the key ingredient in these popular dishes


     Mango lassi: The best way to beat the heat is a chilled glass of mango sweet lassi. This simple lassi is easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. You will need 1 cup plain Sassy Lassi yogurt, ½ cup milk, 1 mango peeled, honey or sugar as per preference, crushed ice. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Serve into chilled glasses and top it with a dash of cardamom powder. Or you could just opt for the mango flavored yogurt by Sassy Lassi!
     Gujarati Kadhi: Gujarati Kadhi is a thin gravy made with a batter of yogurt and chickpea flour, followed by a tempering of spices that give it an authentic taste. This is a sweet and spicy savory gravy popular amongst Gujaratis and generally served with hot rice.
     Indian Flatbread or naan: A famous Indian bread made with a dough of all-purpose flour, salt and sugar, plain yogurt, eggs, milk, oil, baking powder and baking soda. This staple flatbread is a common item in most Indian homes and goes well with all gravies.

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The yogurt diet - does it work?

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The yogurt diet - does it work?

According to studies, consuming three servings of yogurt to a low-fat, reduced calorie diet in a day can help in weight loss.


Yogurt, including Sassy Lassi yogurt, is rich in calcium, protein, vitamins and probiotics. Probiotics help keep harmful bacteria at bay and prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, gastrointestinal diseases and type 2 diseases. Some research show that probiotics can help in the management of weight and also reduce the risk of cancer. It evens helps in digestion.

Yogurt can also be replaced as a substitute for many ingredients (say a yogurt dip instead of mayonnaise) and help in cutting down fat.
Therefore, if a strict and healthy yogurt diet is implemented and followed with exercise on a daily basis, losing weight will become easier. This will also help in the proper functioning of your body. Not only will you lose weight, but your body will also respond well to diseases and build defences against common diseases.

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How to use yogurt for weight loss

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How to use yogurt for weight loss



The benefits of yogurt are immense. It can help you increase immunity and lose those extra pounds. Yogurt acts as an effective fat-losing ingredient. It helps provide a significant amount of proteins, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, zinc, vitamin B12, riboflavin and pantothenic acids.

According to Michael Zemel, a PhD and a nutrition professor, the science behind yogurt and weight loss is when we consume yogurt, the calcium content signals the fat cells to pump out less cortisol (cortisol is a hormone that is produced by the fat around the waist). This makes losing weight easier while the amino acids present further helps to burn fat.

While there are many reasons that yogurt helps in weight loss, a lot of people also prefer a low fat yogurt-based smoothie that not only keeps you filled till the next meal, but also helps burn those extra kilos.



To try:

Kick start your day by whipping up an apple cinnamon smoothie for breakfast. With just handful ingredients, this smoothie comes power packed with fibres, calcium, vitamins and calcium.



Step 1 - Blend 5 to 6 raw almonds, 1 apple, 1 ripe banana, ¾  cup yogurt, and ½ cup non-fat milk.

Step 2 - Top the drink with a dash of cinnamon


A healthy wholesome breakfast is ready within minutes

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4 types of yogurt you need to know about

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4 types of yogurt you need to know about

There 4 basic kinds that cover most varieties that is available today in the market for purchase.

1. The first kind of yogurt is the old-school plain yogurt. This is the mildest and least complex of all yogurts and is therefore considered the best yogurt for kids. Buy Sassy Lassi for the best yogurt from the nearest store.

2. The second type of yogurt is the popular Greek yogurt which is thicker and more filling since most of the liquid has been strained out. With a higher concentration of whey, more protein and fewer carbohydrates, it is often chosen over plain yogurt for fitness purposes.

3. A milder version of Greek yogurt is Labneh which is similar to Greek yogurt. Labneh yogurt is from the Middle East. It is thick and creamy, like sour cream, and has higher protein concentration but is not as rich and filling.

3. The last kind is the drinkable yogurt called Kefir.  It uses grains of yeast to begin fermentation and is rather thin. Given that it has comparatively lower lactose content, a lactose intolerant person might prefer this.


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