Yogurt not so healthy
Official nutritional recommendations differ in many respects. In one, however, everyone agrees:
Yogurt is healthy and should be eaten best daily!
Because yoghurt is a dairy product, milk products are said to be a whole lot of health benefits.
Although the majority are extremely questionable, neither the dairy industry nor the advertising sector – and their huts (conservative nutritionists, doctors, dieticians) are much less interested.
Many scientists have also argued for years how healthy yogurt is, especially when eating regularly.
However, a positive effect of yogurt on health has never been clearly demonstrated.
Health Claims for Yogurt – Declined!
At the beginning of 2015, EFSA (the European Food Safety Authority) rejected a number of health claims *, which were applied for yogurt, despite the fact that the dairy industry had submitted 168 studies to support these new advertising announcements.
One of the requested health claims was as follows:
“Low-fat yogurt and fermented dairy products with live crops, with added vitamin D and no added sugars help reduce body and visceral fat in the context of a calorie-reduced diet. “
The rejection of the EFSA was justified by the fact that 46 of the 48 relevant studies had devoted themselves to milk products, but not to low-fat yogurts.
The two other studies were actually carried out with low-fat yogurt. The EFSA expert panel nevertheless disqualified them because the yoghurt was low in fat, but not – as the HealthClaim listed – low in sugar.
Please also note the inconspicuous addition “in connection with a calorie-reduced diet”.
For a calorie-reduced diet, you lose weight – whether you eat additional yogurt or not.
There are, therefore, studies that are concerned with the influence of dairy products on health in general, but practically with yoghurt.
Yogurt can not improve health!
In a Spanish study conducted by the University of Madrid, with almost 4,500 adults, it has become apparent that regular consumption of yogurt can not improve health for over 3.5 years – neither physical nor mental.
Dr. Esther López-García explained:
The regular consumption of yogurt showed no improvement in the quality of life from a health perspective.
The study, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, showed that, compared to people who never eat yogurt, those who regularly use the dairy product have no health benefits.
With regard to the current advertising announcements, this study should lead to clear changes, so that yogurt is not allowed to be advertised quite as early.
The high calcium content of dairy products is usually cited as the most beneficial property – as if there were no other source of calcium on the globe.
Milk, and thus also yogurt, help, it is said, to protect the bones and to prevent so-called osteomuscular diseases.