The study revealed deficiencies in calcium, vitamin D and potassium, and excessive levels of energy, carbohydrates and salt. Calcium is needed for the mineralisation of bones and teeth throughout our lives, and is also an ally in the fight against chronic diseases. But since the Seventies, the consumption of snacks has increased, and these tend to contain excessive carbohydrates and added sugar.
The consumption of yoghurt as a snack helps increase the intake of micronutrients
The University of Minnesota experts thus recommend a change of diet for this young population to prevent severe deficiencies in the future and ensure a balanced food intake. The consumption of yoghurt as a snack helps increase the intake of micronutrients. It contributes to the improved health of young Americans without increasing the intake of carbohydrates and added sugar.
Its benefits for health are acclaimed by health protection associations, scientific experts and consumers alike
Yoghurt is riding high, and Americans consume it with relish: the market has doubled in five years, and now represents $7 billion, with an average yoghurt consumption of 7 kg per person per year – i.e. five times less than the average with Europeans. Its benefits for health are acclaimed by health protection associations, scientific experts and consumers alike.
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