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Benifit of nutrition to our Body

Yogurt is rich in most of the nutrients which are the requirement of the healthy functioning of the human body. Yogurt contains a lot of calcium, which is helpful in gaining healthy white teeth and stronger bones. Just eat one cup of yogurt and you will be awarded you daily calcium needs and requirements.

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Hi indianfood

I enjoy Greek-style yoghurt regularly - it is incredibly delicious and nutritious.

Zest :-)

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I enjoy yoghurt but I've noticed that not all yogurts contain calcium, can you give me some advice on yogurts containing calcium, apart from Greek yoghurt which I just can't seem to enjoy

Rosie 😊 xx

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milk is not a great source of available calcium because of the high levels of magnesium. Dairy products were touted as great source of calcium when we had a milk "mountain" -ie too much and needed to encourage the public to consume more.

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for some reason the reply you made to me saying I didnt know what I was talking about is not showing up in the thread. I have spent the last 28 years professionally in the world of nutrition. If you dont like what someone says then maybe in your own immortal words that you use when someone disagrees with you " time to move on "

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as I said your reply wasnt showing in the thread only in my inbox and there was a full stop after " you dont know what youre talking about ."

There may well be hard working MPs but there are also many who are in the hands of lobby groups and vote accordingly.

I didnt say magnesium removes calcium from your bones- where on earth did you get that idea from? I said the ratio of magnesium to calcium in dairy products is a problem in such that the calcium is less available for absorption.

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I eat Greek yogurt for breakfast every day and as a snack (when it’s necessary). Some of the brands that I buy have 12-13 grams of protein.

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Greek yogurt is nice over museli or granola

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Will try to do this soon!😀

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Never had that

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Let me know if you like I usually have it over fresh chopped fruit to

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What about Greek yogurt with fruit on the bottom?

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You mean one you can buy

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Fruit on the bottom you have to mix to get the fruit evenly.

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Just put yoghurt over top of fruit or cereal

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Okay 👌

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Hope you enjoy.

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Will let you know!😀👍👌

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Thanks for this info . Unfortunately I cant have dairy due to my lung condition...

Are there any alternatives? I have almond or soya yogurt at the moment .

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Do you have copd

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No its PCD

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Thank you x yes it causes it to thicken and then I can’t breathe and causes a lot more problems for me unfortunately ! I did love it though!

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I always feel that we are being conned by the Milk Marketing Board that dairy is needed for calcium. It has been drummed into us. I am not saying don’t have yoghurt because that would be hypocritical of me as I have it every day. Have yoghurt because you enjoy it and it has other benefits but you don't necessarily need it for your source of calcium. I would be interested in any vegans to comment on whether they feel their diet is deficient in calcium.

Just one final thought. Ever looked at a cow which is a large animal and ask where does it gets its calcium from to maintain its bone health? Certainly not from milk or yoghurt.

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I believe it is from the food they eat which is plant based. It is also possible to get our calcium from green leafy veg, nuts and seeds. So a good varied diet does not need dairy to get calcium.

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You are correct, its absolutely not necessary to eat diary or yogurt to get sufficient calcium.

Here's an interesting article from a reputable source (in my view):

hsph.harvard.edu/nutritions...

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Harvard is always a good source for information. It is a very good article. Thanks for posting it and others shoud read it. It also mentions a potential increase in getting ovarian or prostate cancer.

I know from my own experience that I have very localised bone loss which was down to medical treatment over 40 years ago. Yet the rest of my bone density is fine. I stopped drinking milk over 50 years ago and had only very small amounts of dairy in that time. I started eating yoghurt (approx. 75ml per day) in the last few years because I thought it would be a beneficial food not because of the calcium.

In my case, I have not seen any bone loss for not having dairy products. A bit anecdotal but I did not need to drink milk for my calcium to maintain healthy bones.

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I found that article very interesting, thank you.

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The original post's main point was about getting your daily calcium intake from yoghurt.

Any post invites comment and when the information infers something then it is quite reasonable to comment on that and provide further information. Hopefully the replies have enhanced this post and provided more food for thought. We can all learn from others especially when there is a different point of view.

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The original post never mentions what the benefits of yoghurt are apart from calcium. All I was pointing out is how we can get brainwashed by marketing and there are alternative sources for calcium which maybe better than dairy. By posting my comment, others have indeed provided those alternatives.

I wish the original post would have mentioned what the nutritional benefits of yoghurt is but it did not. Maybe you can provide that information on what are the nutritional benefits of yoghurt apart from calcium.

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It's a very good point about the motivations of marketers.

Their starting position is usually something like "we want to sell more yogurt - so what health claims can we make for it", rather than "how much calcium do we need and what are good sources of it".

Of course those positions aren't mutually exclusive but always worth thinking about the motivations behind a claim.

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I was disappointed with a lack of substance in the post. I would like to have more evidence based information than what appeared a repeat of marketing information. So far no one has explained to me the nutritional benefits. As you seem to be more knowledgeable than me about this then I was hoping that you could share that with all of us rather than tell me to search the internet.

It is by questioning and not just accepting allows us to develop.

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Yoghurts that contain live cultures provide health benefits, helping with gut bacteria diversity. As a fermented product it’s also easier for many people to digest than plain milk.

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The fact that lots of people eat yogurt doesn't prove it's good for you. I was reading a book on the history of cancer treatment recently and apparently at one point almost 50% of the adults in the UK and the US smoked - and I'm sure that many of them would have said smoking was good for them or at least not bad.

For me that's the benefit of science - we can actually look for evidence beyond what people feel is true from their own experience.

Note that I'm not suggesting yogurt is bad - just that we can't say it must be good just because lots of people eat it.

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the original poster started off saying how yoghurt was a good source of calcium....several of us are disputing that

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no it isnt !! see my reply earlier...

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Let's have some logic here. Most research shows that 75% - 90% of the world's population is lactose intolerant, so, I presume you are not saying yoghurt is good for them.

Now assuming that 75% avoid dairy because it is not good for them, do we see the medical establishment saying the world has a pandemic of brittle bone disease? No, categorically not. If fact all research shows that those populations who do avoid dairy products have the LEAST problems from calcium shortage. Conversely where do we see an epidemic of osteoporosis? Well it occurs in societies that consume high amounts of dairy.

Research consistently shows that consuming dairy causes bone damage. How can this be when cows milk has calcium? Unfortunately cows milk is very acidic and once consumed the body has to correct that acidity level. It does this by removing calcium from bones!

Add to this problem others such as dairy is strongly linked to breast cancer because it is high in IGF1 (insuliing growth factor 1) and I for one recommend avoiding dairy not just because you are lactose intolerant.

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Being lactose intolerant does not mean that you have to avoid yoghurt, it’s much lower in lactose than in milk because of fermentation. It all depends on your level of tolerance. It’s been eaten for thousands of years in numerous countries.

The adverse health problems you write about are controversial and not part of modern scientific advice.

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My post earlier today indicates that calcium intake can be achieved without the need for dairy products. Osteoporosis could be the result of a more sedentary lifestyle. Weight bearing exercise is needed to maintain healthy bones and what you do in your early life sets you up bone density for later life. The body needs to be active to maintain its health.

Global stats are a bit meaningless as there are too many factors involved to draw conclusions. Is it possible that those populations that don't eat dairy have a more active lifestyle?

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for the same reason there isnt a government health warning on all sorts of foods -the milk marketing board as was has a very strong lobby presence just as the sugar companies do and the governnment is very slow to act in the public interest

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The Milk Marketing board shut down in 1994! The dairy industry is in decline in the U.K.

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well yes I said " as was " - i think the dairy industry still has a lobbying presence as in the British Milk Council just like the sugar industry does

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Now that the government is no longer full of land owners, farmers have very little influence on policy. The Milk Council doesn’t have the money or the clout of the processed food / sugar industry.

When it comes to calcium... it’s a vital nutrient for the body, so the body regulates levels tightly. If you don’t get enough calcium in your diet, your body will take it from your bones.

We don’t need to eat dairy, but it won’t do us any harm if we do.

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sure I understand the physiology of calcium regulation ( used to teach A&P :) ) but it was the argument that dairy is a good source that I was disputing mainly because of the ratio of magnesium in it.

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Gee who would have thought a tiny pot of yogurt would cause such a debate They be stricking soon for better understanding of nutritional value

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Oh yet lol

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But yogurts are full of aspartame chemicals.

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not if they are plain ( natural ) and or organic

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