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High-protein yogurt could be a healthy replacement for high energy-dense snacks

“Yogurt can enhance satiety and help to manage energy intake” is one of the 10 evidence-based conclusions made by the YINI board about the health effects of yogurt. Learn more below…

Satiety rating of a yogurt drink versus a chocolate bar one hour before a meal

Satiety rating of a yogurt drink versus a chocolate bar one hour before a meal

Yogurt achieves greater satiety than high energy-dense snack foods such as chocolate

Among healthy young men, a yogurt drink taken as a mid-afternoon snack induced a greater feeling of fullness in the hour before a meal than a chocolate bar of the same calorie content.

 

High-protein yogurt could be a healthy replacement for high energy-dense snacks

Consuming yogurt as a high-protein, less energydense
snacks instead of high-fat snack foods can improve appetite control and satiety, and reduce energy intake.

  • Women participating in a study were less hungry after consuming a mid-afternoon snack of highprotein yogurt than after consuming high-fat crackers or chocolate.
  • Despite having the same calorie content as the high-fat snacks, yogurt delayed the participants’ desire to eat the next meal by around 30 minutes.
  • Moreover, the women consumed around 100 fewer calories after consuming yogurt than after eating crackers or chocolate.

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