10 Sep 2018
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Yogurt consumers are more likely to have adequate intakes of key nutrients

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“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 of all ages tend to eat and live healthily. They are less likely to consume junk foods, or smoke or drink alcohol to excess, and are more likely to exercise regularly.

Yogurt consumers are more likely to have adequate intakes of key nutrients

  • Yogurt consumers are less likely than nonconsumers to have an inadequate intake of certain vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B2, B12, calcium, magnesium and zinc.

> Learn more about the study: Yogurt consumtion associated with a better diet quality and metabolic profile 

  • In both children and adults (in Spain and the USA), swapping high-calorie, nutrient-poor snacks for fullfat yogurt with fruit could help boost key nutrients and improve dietary quality without contributing to dietary excess and obesity.

> Yogurt and fruits: the winning combination

> Find here through this infographic why yogurt is a great snack for children

  • In French adults, rebalancing dairy intake to favour low energy-dense dairy products (milk and yogurt rather than cheese) can help improve dietary nutrient density without increasing calories or less desirable nutrients.

> Discover more about how yogurt does fit in nutritionally adequate diet.