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Interview by Caroline Muchobia, Nutritionist – Fresh Dairy on Yoghurt consumption and weight management

  1. What makes Yoghurt a wonder healthy food?CAROLINE MUCHOBIA NUTRITIONIST FRESH DAIRY - PICTURE TWO

Yogurt is a unique food, among Fresh Dairy product. Yoghurt contains nutrients such as Calcium, Protein, Vitamin B-2, B-12, Potassium, Phosphorus and Magnesium. Yoghurt plays a role in weight management.

  1. How do such nutrients found in Yoghurt mentioned above help our bodies?

CALCIUM helps in the formation of strong bones and teeth PROTEINS help build and repair tissues. VITAMIN B2 helps convert food into glucose for energy; VITAMIN B 12 keeps the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make. POTASSIUM enhances muscle strength, metabolism, water balance, electrolyte and nervous system. MAGNESIUM helps maintain normal nerve and muscle function and supports a healthy immune system.

  1. How then does Yoghurt help in managing body weight?

According to research the calcium in yoghurt can increase your body’s breakdown of fat and help preserve your metabolism .Yogurt has also shown to burn fat and reduce weight. Possesses unique properties, including its nutritional composition; lactic acid bacteria, which affects gut microbiota (stomach bacteria); and the food matrix, which has a potential role in appetite and glycaemic (person’s blood glucose) control. This means that eating Yoghurt ensures that your appetite is balanced and controlled naturally by your body, hence managing your weight in turn.

  1. How is weight management associated with preventing Type 2 Diabetes?

Yoghurt intake increases body fat loss, decreases food intake and increases the feeling of being fed, decreases glycaemic and insulin response, alters gut hormone response and alters gut microbiota. Furthermore, the relative energy and nutrient content and contribution of a standard portion of yogurt to the overall diet suggests that the percentage daily intake of these nutrients largely contributes to nutrient requirements and provides a significant contribution to the regulation of energy metabolism.

 

  1. What are the various flavours of Yoghurt that Fresh Dairy has and where can customers find them?

Fresh Dairy currently produces six flavours of Yoghurt namely: Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate, Mango, Plain and Butter Scotch.

Fresh Dairy Yoghurt can be found countrywide in Supermarkets, Retail shops, Duukas or our branded kiosks and bicycles that are usually located in busy trading centers such as Bugolobi and Nakawa among others.