Yogurt consumption is linked with healthier diet ” is one is one of the 10 evidence-based conclusions made by the YINI board about the health effects of yogurt… learn more below
Regular yogurt consumers tend to choose healthier diets
Regular yogurt consumers are less likely to consume junk food and more likely to stick to dietary guidelines.
- Young children who regularly consume yogurt have a better diet quality and the overall nutrient content of their diets is higher.
- The diets of children who eat yogurt regularly are better overall – they consume more fruit, whole grains and milk (Figure 1) and less total and saturated fat.
- People who frequently consume yogurt have higher nutrient intakes than those who do not often eat yogurt – even when yogurt is not a source of these nutrients. Hence frequent yogurt consumers (at least one serving per day) have been found to have higher intakes of folic acid, copper, manganese and iron.
- Compared with low- or non-consumers, frequent yogurt consumers tend to follow dietary guidelines more closely.
- Yogurt consumers are more likely to consume a prudent diet with more fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and seafood, and fewer fast foods such as French fries and fried foods, processed and red meats, pizza, snacks, softdrinks, alcohol and hard liquor.