05 Jul 2018
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Yogurt is a nutrient dense food

Yogurt is a nutrient-rich food and contains micronutrients and macronutrients

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“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.

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.