Yogurt is a nutrient dense food

Yogurt provides more than just calcium. Yogurt provides high quality protein wrapped up in a robust nutrient package. Dairy proteins are well digested and absorbed (good bioavailability), and its mix of amino acids (including all of the 9 essential amino acids), supports efficient protein synthesis. Most 8 ounce/225g servings in US and 140g in EU are sources of calcium, phosphorus, and riboflavin, and provide smaller but valuable amounts of a range of other micronutrients. Choosing yogurt in place of other snacks or desserts can have nutritional benefits and incorporating more nutrient-dense planned snacks could help to lower the risk of nutrient deficiencies.

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