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Nutrition

Nutrients in Yogurt

Yogurt provides several nutrients needed in a healthy balanced diet. A pot of yogurt (150g) is packed full of protein and contains the minerals calcium, phosphorus and iodine, as well as vitamin B2 and B12. The table below shows why each of these nutrients is important in a healthy diet:

 

Protein

Contributes to

  • Maintenance of normal bone
  • Muscle growth
  • Muscle maintenance
  • Normal bone growth and maintenance in children

Calcium

  • Normal growth and development of bones
  • Maintenance of normal bones
  • Maintenance of normal teeth
  • Normal blood clotting
  • Normal energy–yielding metabolism
  • Normal muscle function
  • Process of cell division
  • Normal neurotransmission

Iodine

  • Normal growth of children
  • Releasing energy from food
  • Maintenance of normal skin
  • Normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Normal cognitive function
  • Production and function of thyroid hormones

Phosphorus

  • Normal function of cell membranes
  • Normal energy–yielding metabolism
  • Normal growth and development of bone
  • Maintenance of normal teeth

Vitamin B2 

  • Normal energy–yielding metabolism
  • Maintenance of normal skin
  • Normal function of the nervous system
  • Maintenance of normal vision
  • Normal iron metabolism
  • Reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Maintenance of normal red blood cells

Vitamin B12

  • Normal red blood cell formation
  • Normal energy–yielding metabolism
  • Process of cell division
  • Normal immune function
  • Reduction in tiredness and fatigue
  • Normal psychological function

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