“Yogurt is a nutrient-rich food” is one is one of the 10 evidence-based conclusions made by the YINI board about the health effects of yogurt… learn more below
Yogurt in a nutrient-rich food and contains both micronutrients – vitamins and minerals – and macronutrients, including proteins and fatty acids.
Yogurt contains high-quality protein, including all nine essential amino acids in the proportions needed for protein synthesis.
- Learn more about it through a YINI digest published in 2014 : What added value does yogurt bring to dairy protein?
Proteins in yogurt are more digestible than proteins in standard milk, probably because the fermentation process starts to break them down into smaller units.
Yogurt is a well-recognised source of calcium, but it also provides smaller amounts of many other micronutrients, including potassium, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin A, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B12 and in some countries, vitamin D.
- For more details, find here the valuable reasons why yogurt is a great snack for children
YINI Digest, 2014. What added value does yogurt bring to dairy protein?
Adolfsson O et al; Yogurt and gut function; Am J Clin Nutr 2004;80(2):245-56.
Williams EB, et al. The contribution of yogurt to nutrient intakes across the life course. Nutrition Bulletin 2015;40:9–32.
Keast DR et al. Associations between yogurt, dairy, calcium, and vitamin D intake andobesity among U.S. children aged 8–18 years: NHANES, 2005–2008. Nutrients 2015;7:1577–93.