Yogurt is a healthy food, not just for your bones, but also for the intestinal tract as it helps promote healthy gut bacteria. I recommend choosing a yogurt that contains fat, whether it be lowfat or whole fat. Why? Because there’s a positive correlation between fat and calcium absorption; meaning that the higher the fat content, the more calcium is absorbed. One of the reasons for this is that in order for calcium to be absorbed, vitamin D is needed. And vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and fat-soluble vitamins need fat to be absorbed. Therefore, I recommend avoiding non-fat yogurts for this reason. Also, since our brains are primarily composed of fat, healthy fats are needed for brain function. Top it off with some healthy berries and you’ve got the perfect snack!
About The Author
Carolyn D'Our, MS, RD is a registered dietitian with a degree in holistic nutrition. With one foot in each camp, she likes to combine her knowledge of conventional nutrition with her love for holistic methods. Her interest in nutrition and alternative therapies was born after the death of her father from cancer. Her interests include holistic health, spirituality, traveling, bike riding and meditation. She has studied and worked with the Edgar Cayce readings for more than twenty years and is a member and volunteer at the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) in Virginia Beach, VA.