Milk is the result of perahan cattle, generally cows or goats. Even so, drinks that are generally white can also come from plants, such as soybeans or almonds. Meanwhile, yogurt is milk which is then fermented with good bacteria added.
Based on the Indonesian Food Composition Data, fresh cow’s milk contains protein, fat, calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, sodium, vitamins A, B, C, and D. All of these nutrients can help maintain healthy bones and teeth and maintain blood pressure still normal.
The nutritional content of yogurt does not differ greatly from cow’s milk, namely calcium, iron, and various vitamins A, B, C, and D. However, yogurt is also enriched with probiotics or good bacteria that live in the digestive system. For this reason, yogurt is very healthy digestive system and strengthen the immune system.
Which is healthier between milk and yogurt?
Both milk and yogurt, both provide benefits for the body. So, you are free to choose which one you want to enjoy. For example, drinking a glass of milk for breakfast or making fruit yogurt as a snack during the day.
Even though it’s healthy, drinking milk or eating yogurt still has its limits. Both contain calories which if consumed in excessive amounts can increase the risk of weight gain. In addition, saturated fat content also tends to be high so that it can increase the risk of heart disease if consumed too much.
In one day, children are allowed to drink 2 cups of 250 ml milk and adults 3 cups of the same size. As for yogurt, children over 9 years old are allowed to eat as much as 750 grams of yogurt per day or the equivalent of 3 small cups.
Choose the right type of yogurt and milk
Not only portions, milk and yogurt choices must also be adjusted to your needs. For example, milk for people who want to diet and people with diabetes. The recommended milk for people with this condition is low fat milk (skim milk).
Then, you also need to find out whether the milk is pasteurized or not. Pasteurized milk is considered the safest because it has gone through a heating process to kill bacteria in the milk.
Similarly, when you intend to buy yogurt. There are a number of things that you need to pay attention to. Although the texture and taste are also the determining factors, consider the type and label of yogurt packaging.
You are better off choosing greek yogurt than regular yogurt. In addition, you are also recommended to choose plain yogurt because you can add your own fruits that you like.
However, you need to know that not everyone can enjoy milk and yogurt safely. People with lactose intolerance for cow’s milk should not drink cow’s milk. Milk can be replaced with almond milk or bean milk.
Even so, people with lactose intolerance can consume yogurt. Although it is made from milk, the lactose content in yogurt is quite low.
If a person with lactose intolerance eats yogurt and does not cause symptoms, he may enjoy yogurt while still being watched. Conversely, if symptoms persist, the person should choose yogurt made from almond or soy milk to be safer.