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Another Reason to Love: Yogurt

Yogurt is definitely one of my "go-to" snacks. It's convenient, tasty, good before a workout, and packed with calcium and protein. Of course, I'm talking about non-fat, unflavored yogurt - just add your own fruit to avoid the excessive sugar load of the many flavored varieties. I just learned yet another reason to love yogurt; it is loaded with tyrosine.

You may not be familiar with tyrosine so let me fill you in on some details - it is an amino acid that converts into the feel-good chemicals dopamine and adrenaline (in small doses adrenaline is a good thing). These chemicals help keep your brain clear when you are under stress and also provide a much needed energy boost. It takes anywhere from 200 mg to 2000 mg of tyrosine to feel calmly energized. Reach for an 8 ounce cup of plain low-fat yogurt for 656 mg of tyrosine, or 1/3 cup of dried soy nuts which has 850 mg of amino acid, or take 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and melt it on some whole grain bread for a whopping 1,314 mg.

If you have time, I'd go for the Parmesan melt, but for convenience I'll take some yogurt.

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pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 8 years
I love yogurt!
pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 8 years
I love yogurt!
mymaria mymaria 8 years
Oooh, the cereal in the yogurt idea is great. I've seen and done the granola thing for a while, but never made that leap. Great trick for when I run out of soy milk for my cereal. Thanks for sharing!
rb24 rb24 8 years
I was told today by my doctor to eat more yogart
Hope5 Hope5 8 years
I've always eat it!
Hope5 Hope5 8 years
I've always eat it!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
Yoplait Thick and Creamy Light or yoplait Light = deelish!I've often wondered how well Kashi would taste in Yogurt. I think I may have to try it some time!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
Yoplait Thick and Creamy Light or yoplait Light = deelish! I've often wondered how well Kashi would taste in Yogurt. I think I may have to try it some time!
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
mmm light 'n fit is my favorite! great with some special k or dried fruit...or fresh fruit!!!
llendril llendril 8 years
my favorite new way to eat yogurt (perhaps not revolutionary, but i just started doing it, so i'll share!): i mix 1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt with 1/2 cup kashi golean or kellogg's all bran cereal. i've found that it is a fantastic and interesting replacement for milk. and a really great way to start my day. =)
llendril llendril 8 years
my favorite new way to eat yogurt (perhaps not revolutionary, but i just started doing it, so i'll share!):i mix 1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt with 1/2 cup kashi golean or kellogg's all bran cereal.i've found that it is a fantastic and interesting replacement for milk. and a really great way to start my day. =)
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