Traditional Greek yogurt has high nutritional value and helps in proper functioning of the digestive system. The live and active bacteria it contains strengthen the immune system and helps prevent infections. Yogurt contains protein, B vitamins, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. It is a rich source of calcium and contributes to good bone health.
In ancient times, the Greeks were already aware of the beneficial properties of yogurt. The called it “oxygala” and was often part of their diet.