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Benefits of milk products
Milk products are an important part of a healthy diet. They provide up to 16 nutrients with benefits not limited to healthy bones and teeth. They contribute to normal growth and keep the body functioning properly. Here you’ll learn the importance of these essential nutrients and the benefits of getting your recommended daily servings of milk products.
Yogurt is worth getting to know
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.
Tip to consume your daily servingsMix 175 mL (¾ cup) of yogurt with muesli or granola and a sliced banana. Get more milk product tips
Yogurt, part of a healthy diet
Statistics Canada showed that while each Canadian consumed 5.4 litres of yogurt in 2009 (double what they consumed a decade ago), per capita that amounted to only 15 mL daily. 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 nourishing food that deserves to be discovered and, more importantly, eaten!