Why Greek yogurt will make you happier

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Ex-soap stars on adverts might not be the most scientifically reliable sources, but trust us, yogurt is good for digestive health – and now, a study has shown the same stuff that helps your stomach could also put a smile on your face. The Institute of Brain and Cognition gave one group of people a placebo and another probiotics for four weeks, and analysed both groups at the start and end of the study. The group that took the probiotics had a significantly reduced focus on recurrent negative thoughts. Our advice is to go Greek: as well as having more muscle-building protein than standard yogurt, Greek yogurt also has a higher probiotic count because it’s more concentrated, so – like a middle-aged woman in a movie, escaping from a cheating husband to an idyllic island and finding herself – you’ll end up stronger and happier.

For more ways to mix Greek yogurt into your daily routine try these recipes for carrotsbeetroots, and salads

Max Anderton

Max was the head of digital content for Men's Fitness which worked alongside Coach between 2015 and 2019.