Friday, June 5, 2015

WSJ: Let Fat Back Into Your Life

The benefits of adding yogurt to your diet are numerous. In finding so many benefits from digestive health to osteoporosis prevention to reducing the risk of high blood pressure, yogurt fans are in luck!

In this thought-provoking article found in the Wall Street Journal, yogurt is becoming more synonymous with full-fat versions as opposed to just non-fat or low-fat versions. It has been found that the full-fat yogurt is creamier and actually more satisfying as well and to add to that -- a healthier, delicious substitute for ice-cream! What could be better!

According to this article, there has been some research with findings of lower obesity risk due to the consumption of dairy fat. Incredible. The thing to watch out for in choosing the right yogurt for you is not just in the calorie-counting, but in how much satiety potential it has. In fact, "you might consume more calories eating full-fat dairy products, but if it's saving you from eating a 300-calorie candy bar a few hours later, you're still ahead -- it's about how it fits into the overall picture of one's diet". This quote comes from Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietician nutritionist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Additionally, find more information on 10 tips for buying and eating yogurt here.

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