The case for full-fat yogurt

The case for full-fat yogurt

Not all fats are created equal. There’s the dangerous trans fats, the healthy unsaturated fats, and the middling saturated fats, but even within that final category there are variations. That marbled steak? Bad for you, in non moderate amounts. But that creamy yogurt? It might actually be good for you.

One recent study brought the issue of full-fat dairy to the headlines this week, but this is far from the first study to question the assumed unhealthiness of dairy fat. Researchers have been zeroing in on the health consequences of t dairy fat for a long time. On the whole, studies show that people who eat full-fat dairy tend to be just as healthy or even healthier than those who choose the low-fat options.

Researchers aren’t exactly sure why dairy fats are better for you than animal fats. Various theories suggest that it might be how filling they are (maybe you eat fewer calories overall when you have fatty yogurt), or perhaps that there’s some impact on insulin regulation. Cultured dairy, like yogurt and cheese, also have microbes that may contribute to a healthy microbiome—maybe that works in your favor weight-wise as well. Manufacturers also tend to add sugar when they remove fat from dairy products, so some scientists think low-fat versions may be a bit worse for your metabolism in that way. And any low-fat yogurt with added flavor tends to come along with a much higher sugar load.

See https://www.popsci.com/full-fat-dairy-good


The case for full-fat yogurt
Not all fats are created equal. There’s the dangerous trans fats, the healthy unsaturated fats, and the middling saturated fats, but even within that final category there are variations. That marbled steak? Bad for you, in non moderate amounts. But that creamy yogurt? It might actually be good for you.

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