Benefits of milk products
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.
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.Get more milk product tips