You Can Enjoy it All! Whole Milk Yogurt Health Benefits

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Full fat dairy is so rich and decadent, but it’s off limits, right? Not, neccsarily! There are  actually a lot of whole milk yogurt health benefits, so give yourself permission to indulge. In the name of your health, of course. 😀 Whole Milk Yogurt Health Benefits

*Many thanks to Stonyfield and prAna for sponsoring this post as part of their #TheWholeYou campaign.*

Stonyfield Yogurt and prAna Sustainable clothing want you to consider #TheWholeYou this summer. They’ve teamed up with bloggers to help get the word out about healthy changes you can make with your health in mind. Two changes you can make: eat whole milk yogurt and source sustainable clothing. Here’s why you might consider doing both!

You Can Enjoy it All! Whole Milk Yogurt Health Benefits

Whole Milk Yogurt Health Benefits

For years we’ve been told to avoid full fat dairy products because they’ll make us fat and cause heart attacks, right? However, recent research shows that the advice to eat low-fat dairy might be wrong. Articles published in both the European Journal of Nutrition and the Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care show that full-fat dairy might actually be healthier!

Full-Fat Yogurt and Weight Loss

According to Mario Kratz, Ph.D., associate member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and co-author of research published in the European Journal of Nutrition,  “consumption of full-fat dairy products is pretty consistently associated with lower body weight, less weight gain over time, and a lower risk of obesity.” Kratz also says the data does not support a link between full-fat dairy and an increased risk of heart disease or type-2 diabetes{Note that these findings aren’t necessarily conclusive, but it does provide food for thought!}

More Health Benefits of Full-Fat Yogurt 

Not only is whole milk yogurt likely not going to make you fat or cause heart problems or diabetes, it has a lot of other health benefits too. For instance:

  • Full-fat yogurt is more filling than low-fat options, so people often eat less.
  • Full-fat yogurt is also full of beneficial probiotics that support gut health.
  • Organic whole milk has lots of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Full-fat dairy is lower in lactose which means it’s easier to digest.
  • Full-fat yogurt is often lower in sugar than low-fat options.
  • Read more about whole milk yogurt health benefits in the Huffington Post US and NPR too.

berry parfait

I’ve been buying full-fat organic yogurt for years. I always loved the German yogurt (which was made from whole milk) and when I started having kids I bought it for them. After secretly coveting the Yo-Baby whole milk yogurt I fed my kids, I finally started buying it for myself too. I just love full fat yogurt so much more than any low-fat counterpart. We use whole milk yogurt in this delicious bundt cake, breakfast parfaits, overnight oats, and even frozen cupcakes!

Stonyfield’s Greek Whole Milk Yogurt makes one of my kids’ favorite after-school snacks when paired with frozen berries and homemade granola. It’s a creamy and delicious organic yogurt! Stonyfield’s commit to organic farming and healthy food is near and dear to my heart. It’s definitely a company I can stand behind.

I love that Stonyfield is available at health food stores, Target, and even Walmart! Find it at a store near you.

Stonyfield & prAna #TheWholeYou

Full-Fat Yogurt and Sustainable Clothing

Well, you might not see an obvious connection between full fat yogurt and sustainable clothing, but if you’re thinking about the impact your choices have on the greater good, it’s not much of a stretch. I love that prAna sources sustainable materials like organic cotton, recycled wool, and hemp. They also treat their people fairly and partner with companies and factories that adhere to strict guidelines for safety and efficacy.

The Fair Trade standards prAna adheres too ensure “that garment workers have safe working conditions, a voice in the workplace, higher earnings, and that women are treated equally. Although these rights may seem basic, they are simply not guaranteed in many of the countries where clothing is produced.”

If you’d like to shop prAna, save 15% off your entire purchase with coupon code WHOLES17LFA! It’s good through  5/31/17. 

Did you know about these whole milk yogurt health benefits? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them, Stonyfield, and prAna too!

For years we have been told to avoid full fat dairy because it's unhealthy. But is it really? Read about the whole milk yogurt health benefits in this post.. You might even consider adding full-fat yogurt to your own diet. AD

About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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