Benefits of milk products


Yogurt

A versatile food that contains several essential nutrients

Yogurt naturally contains up to 12 essential nutrients, including calcium, phosphorus, thiamine, riboflavin and vitamin B12. Currently, vitamin D is added only to milk. However, some brands of yogurt are made from fortified milk and, as a result, also provide vitamin D.

Yogurt is part of a healthy diet

In 2012, each Canadian consumed about 23 mL (1½ tablespoons) of yogurt per day. That’s much less than a single serving of yogurt (175 g), as recommended by Canada’s Food Guide. Canadians can do better! Yogurt is a nutritious and versatile food that’s worth rediscovering.

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Tip to consume your daily servings

Add two containers of yogurt to your lunch box: one for your snack and the other for your lunch.

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