Don’t Like Yogurt? — Try This it Helps With Migraines and Headaches!

Sometimes eating healthy can be boring. Also, I don’t care what anyone says I personally think yogurt is disgusting but I know I need to eat it. Why? Because I need more probiotics in my life, and I also need to get the other benefits yogurt has — I’ve been seriously lacking! My body is not only my temple but right now Hanna depends on me and my body as she is strictly breastfed so I need to think of her as well!

I am currently breastfeeding and with that comes eating. Of course I have been struggling with eating. I am a snacker, always have been but up until recently I haven’t really cared because I was always able to maintain a decent weight that I was comfortable with, and didn’t really have to watch what I ate.

That has changed now though. Ever since giving birth to Hanna I feel like, and look like, I haven’t lost much weight. That isn’t really a big deal, it takes time — did you know it takes the body 1 whole year to recover from giving birth? So, trying to rush the weight loss isn’t really ideal. However, letting my body just try to deal with the breastfeeding, extra eating to ensure milk production is flowing, and not able to exercise as much as I’d like to I’ve had to seriously stop and look at the food I’m eating.

I’ve always hated yogurt. I’ve always thought it tastes like curdled milk, or sour food. I just couldn’t ever stomach it. My headaches started to come back as I was eating much healthier recently, walking more and getting a ton of water in take while also cutting back on caffeine and I realized I really don’t get probiotics in my diet. It was time, I had to give in a start eating yogurt.

I did it, I took the plunge and you guessed it, I gagged. It was gross, but I try to eat at least one yogurt a day. I’ve started adding stuff to it like dried fruit, fresh fruit, nuts, and even granola. It has really helped me get the right idea when snacking and keeping it down hasn’t been as challenging. My kids love yogurt, so there was no reason for me to loathe it so much.

Although, I still really feel it’s disgusting I find adding extras really helps.

What to add to yogurt

  • Dried fruits – Strawberries, Cranberries, Cherries, Coconut, Blueberries, Pomegranate, Apricots
  • Raisins
  • Goji berries
  • Granola
  • Cereal Chunks
  • Maple Syrup, Honey
  • Chia Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Flax Seeds, Pomegranate Seeds
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Nuts: Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews, Pecans, Peanuts
  • Cinnamon

Why should you add more yogurt to your diet?

  • Yogurt is easier to digest than milk, so it may help if you have a sensitive gut
  • Yogurt can boost your immune system
  • Yogurt, if you are a woman can prevent/decrease yeast infections
  • Yogurt is a great source of calcium

I’m not sure if its just me, but I’ve suffered with migraines basically my whole life. I’ve also been on a medication nightly for them since I was a teen, and nothing else has seemed to help ease them up but having caffeine and junk when I feel one coming on. Well, since introducing yogurt into my diet things have been completely different. I’ve not only not had a migraines since but any headache I have, it gets cut right in half when I have a cold glass of water and grab a yogurt!  I firmly believe it is due to the calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium in the yogurt. If your diet is lacking like mine is, and to be breastfeeding on top of it — then it would help you too!

The human body needs to have a good amount of “good” bacteria in the digestive tract, and yogurts are made using active good bacteria. One word you will hear often when talking about yogurt is probiotics. Probiotic, which means “for life” refers to living organisms that can result in a health benefit when eaten in adequate amounts.

I love adding walnuts in between layers of my yogurt, and then adding some dried fruit in between as well as on top with some granola! It also looks really gorgeous too, doesn’t it?

If you are anything like me and know your diet is lacking, or you suffer from migraines/headaches. Give this a try. I know a lot of people love yogurt, but I personally cannot eat it without adding to it, and usually there is more fruits and other things like nuts in the bowl than yogurt but I make sure to get at least 1 serving per day, and I’ve noticed quite a difference. Start with plain, unsweetened yogurt and sweeten it yourself with fruit, a small amount of pure maple syrup or honey then add in fruits and other fun treats to make it more appealing to—you! I do unsweetened plain or I buy the ones with fruit when I’m in the mood!

As always, I’m not a doctor — if you have questions or concerns be sure to see your health care professional…

Do you like yogurt? Do you add anything to yours to make it a bit tastier?

Jeanine

Jeanine

Owner/Author at Six Time Mommy
I am a super lucky 31 year old mother of 7 (4 boys, 3 girls!) Living in Toronto, Canada. I love to blog, share experiences and bring awareness to causes, brands and products I feel strongly about. Welcome to my world on the web!
Jeanine

About Jeanine

I am a super lucky 31 year old mother of 7 (4 boys, 3 girls!) Living in Toronto, Canada. I love to blog, share experiences and bring awareness to causes, brands and products I feel strongly about. Welcome to my world on the web!

Comments

  1. I go through stages of loving yogurt and then dreading it – gag reflex effected and my mind gets working about how it is process etc. I always add things to my yogurt to be able to eat it and I really enjoy it now. Especially with granola which helps with the texture of yogurt on its own. I love your list and I too add most all of that to mine as well but you also gave me a couple new ideas! Thanks so much.

  2. I’ve never hated yogurt but I have some friends who can’t stand it. I suffer from chronic headaches so I am going to give this a try.

    Have you ever tried substituting dips with yogurt? i.e. making your own chip dip or tzatziki with yogurt instead of store bought? It might help you eat it on the days you aren’t feeling it!

  3. I though I was the only one who thinks that eating healthy is boring :D Luckily I love yogurt and I could eat it every single day! Sometimes I add some chia seeds or flaxseed to my yogurt.

  4. I make lots of yogurt parfaits. I can’t eat straight up yogurt, either, but there are a lot of flavored ones these days which actually aren’t that bad.

  5. You make yogurt look so good for not liking it! It’s a great way to trick yourself. I know it takes a year to recover, but I understand not feeling like yourself. After giving birth in November, I feel like I am trying to rush it more than I did previously. I’m still in my maternity clothes right now (2 months later) and that never happened with my first born. I’m trying to be patient!

  6. Such a great idea! I am breastfeeding my son right now too so I know how it feels to just always want to eat. I haven’t been eating the best lately, but I will for sure try this soon!

  7. This is an awesome post, and reminded me that I need to buy some yogurt the next time I’m at the store. I don’t drink milk, so I know I’m deficient in calcium and probiotics, so yogurt helps with that!

  8. I used to absolutely love yoghurt but lately I’ve completely gone off it. Might try some of your tips & tricks to introduce it back into my diet xx

  9. one of my goals this year is to eat healthier. My breakfast has always consisted of eggs and toast but I need to really change it up so I have been forcing myself to eat yogurt and fruit. So far, I am doing pretty well because I agree it’s super healthy and good for you. Love all your topping ideas.

  10. I have always disliked yogurt since I was a child. My kids love it and love to add fresh fruit to it but I still can’t stomach it that way either. I take the probiotic pills instead. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  11. I buy yogurt every now and then but I am not the biggest fan of it. I rather go for somethign else and I definitely hate milk. But it is good for you to have. Yes to goji berries. Sounds so good with all the fruits that you add. Yummy!

  12. I actually like yoghurts, but don’t tend to eat them often. I have IBS so probably should try and work them into my diet a bit more. And that’s really interesting about them helping with headaches migraines! You’ve mad your yoghurts look really yummy.

  13. I had no idea yogurt helps with headaches. I don’t mind it, and actually have recently fallen in love with this sweet (literally) Australian brand called Noosa (not a paid advertisement, I swear). I rarely think to add anything to my yogurt, but that list all sounds delicious to me!

  14. I’ve always been a fan of yogurt, especially when it’s mixed with a lot of delicious toppings. Fresh fruit and chocolate chips are some of my favorites.

  15. I am a big fan of yogurt and adding granola and fresh slices of fruits is my go-to choice. I never thought of their great benefits. Thank you so much for sharing this. Will pass to friends as well.

  16. I completely agree with all of your tips. While I don’t hate yogurt, I really don’t enjoy eating it plain. If I do use plain yogurt, I add it in smoothies with other things so I don’t notice the taste. I also love adding dried fruit and granola. I’ll have to give coconut flakes and almonds a try. Sounds delicious :)

  17. I have to be in the mood for yogurt to eat it but how about adding granola or fresh fruit. Or just add french vanilla yogurt into a smoothie. or you can just buy powdered probiotic and mix it into whatever you want to drink.

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