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    What nutrients are present in yogurt? I normally eat very healthy - 100% Primal most of the time, with very occasional cheats. I don't get cravings for unhealthy foods - no sugar cravings or anything like that. Generally, when I do get cravings, I get them for various Primal foods, and I assume it's because my body is low on some nutrient or other. For example, I didn't get enough fresh fruit/veggies for a few days, and found myself craving grapefruit to the point of fantasizing about eating 3 grapefruits at a sitting. When I'm low on iron, I crave meat. That sort of thing.

    My diet is pretty well balanced these days, so I haven't had any kind of cravings for a while. I eat meat and veggies and fruit and eggs, and I'm pretty happy with my food life. I normally avoid dairy, but a few days ago, I had a little jar of yogurt (organic, grass-fed, full-fat, no added sugar or flavorings). The next day, I found myself craving more - not just wanting some because it was tasty, but actually craving it. I had more, the cravings went away, and I'm back to normal; but I have a question for the nutrition nerds - what sort of nutrients are present in yogurt that are missing in meat, veggies, fruit, and eggs? Should I add yogurt to my diet on a regular basis? Am I missing something important? Was my gut asking me for some bacteria?

    I know it's not terribly important in the grand scheme of things, but I am just curious.

  • #2
    I find that it is the fat in the whole milk version that I want, not crave so much as I can easily skip it. I am more likely to crave a high quality super fat sour cream like Sour Cream || European-Style

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    • #3
      Yogurt is Primal. I eat 1/2 gallon about 3 days a week. Good for the colon.

      It is addictive. Easy to overeat. So I moderate it by only buying a few buckets at a time.
      Crohn's, doing SCD

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
        Yogurt is Primal. I eat 1/2 gallon about 3 days a week. Good for the colon.

        It is addictive. Easy to overeat. So I moderate it by only buying a few buckets at a time.
        I'm with knifegill, it's not a bad food. I like yogurt, a few cut up strawberries and blackberries. Yummy!


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        • #5
          Well you could be craving the hundreds of fatty acid species specific to milk, but I bet its actually that you are craving that "sour" associated with fermentation. Are you including fermented foods in your diet? If not you should. Home ferments are super easy too! Start with a basic sauerkraut recipe like this one:

          Making Sauerkraut | Wild Fermentation :: Wild Fermentation

          Consider cutting the recs in half though cause this makes A LOT of kraut!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
            Yogurt is Primal. I eat 1/2 gallon about 3 days a week. Good for the colon.

            It is addictive. Easy to overeat. So I moderate it by only buying a few buckets at a time.
            The bolded words made me LOL. I like your definitions of moderate and overeat.

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            • #7
              Had it couple months back, was eating like 500 grams daily for a couple of weeks. Craving went away. I now have just a couple scoops almost daily.
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              • #8
                I eat greek yogurt a few times a week. I like the diary (doesn't bother me), tastes great, low carb, and good for your gut. If I'm on a higher carb day, I'll add fruit or if I'm in a hurry I'll buy the Chobani Apple Cinnamon pre-made Greek yogurt... so good. And if I'm cheating a little bit, I'll even break up some dark chocolate on there. ok ok now we're getting out of control. lol.
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                • #9
                  1/2 gallon IS moderation. I could easily live on the stuff.
                  Crohn's, doing SCD

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cavedude View Post
                    I eat greek yogurt a few times a week. I like the diary (doesn't bother me), tastes great, low carb, and good for your gut. If I'm on a higher carb day, I'll add fruit or if I'm in a hurry I'll buy the Chobani Apple Cinnamon pre-made Greek yogurt... so good. And if I'm cheating a little bit, I'll even break up some dark chocolate on there. ok ok now we're getting out of control. lol.
                    I would consider the added sugar yogurt to be the cheat, not the dark chocolate
                    To the op: i also eat yogurt daily. Yogurt is Not a problem unless you have a dairy intolerance for some reason.

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                    • #11
                      Maybe you're craving Calcium, Protein, Vitamin D.

                      Just eat it already. If it's a craving for a healthy food then t's what your body wants

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                      • #12
                        Oh, I did. It was delicious. Alas, dairy gives me acne, so yogurt is a very occasional indulgence. I was just curious what nutrients it was that my body was asking for. Normally, I can kinda sorta figure it out (if I want grapefruit, I must need some Vitamin C; if I want red meat, I must be low on iron), but I wasn't sure what yogurt has in it that I wasn't already getting.

                        And I should really make some sauerkraut. I have some kim chee from the local Asian grocery, which is yummy, but homemade sauerkraut is also yummy.


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