We know you might have some questions about our great Activia products. To help you find the information that you want, we have answered our most frequently asked questions below:
Got a question on Danone Activia®? Check out the answers to some of our commonly asked questions.
Q. What are the benefits of yogurts in general?
Danone Activia and other yogurts are a source of calcium. Calcium is an important nutrient for the maintenance of strong bones and teeth. One 125g pot of Danone Activia strawberry contains 19% of your RDA (recommended daily allowance) for calcium.
Q. How is Activia different?
Activia, like other yogurts, contains two bacterial cultures: Lactobacillus bulgaricusand Streptococcus thermophilus. Each pot of Activia contains over 4 billion of our exclusive culture Bifidobacteriumlactis DN-173010.
Q. Is Danone suitable for vegetarians?
It depends on the product. All Danone Activia products that are not suitable for vegetarians are clearly marked as such on the pack beside the nutrition panel.
Q. Can my children benefit from Danone Activia?
Danone Activia is suitable for the whole family but it is not specially formulated to meet the nutritional requirements of infants or young children so it is not recommended for those under 3 years old. If you have any concerns about the suitability of Danone Activia for your child please discuss it with your GP or dietitian.
Q. What happens if I cook with Danone Activia, using natural yogurt as an alternative to cream?
It's fine to use Activia in cooking. Using Activia as an alternative to cream may be a great way of helping to lower the fat content of creamy dishes.
Q. Is Danone Activia suitable for diabetics?
Diabetes is a complex disease so, depending on your needs, it could be suitable providing the sugar content is factored into your overall diet. The 'Fat free' range is suitable for diabetics. We suggest discussing it further with your health practitioner or dietitian.
Q. Is Danone Activia suitable for people with coeliac disease?
Although most Danone Activia flavours do not contain wheat as an ingredient, there is a risk of cross-contamination caused by the production of other products containing wheat in the same factory. This is why you'll see that below the ingredient list it says, for example "Produced on a line handling wheat".
Coeliac disease is an auto-immune response which is triggered by the consumption of gluten. Gluten is found in wheat, rye and barley (oats may also cause a reaction in some individuals). These ingredients, when added to a product, are required to be listed on the ingredient list, but there is no requirement for the manufacturer to label their product as suitable or unsuitable for coeliacs. It is recommended that, if you have coeliac disease, you read ingredient lists carefully before consuming.
If you have any concerns about what foods you can and cannot eat please consult your GP or dietitian.
Q. Can I eat Danone Activia while I am pregnant or breast feeding?
Danone Activia should form part of a balanced and varied diet and lifestyle. If you are pregnant or lactating please discuss any concerns you may have with your GP, dietitian or midwife.
Q. What are the nutritional properties of Activia yogurts?
A. Activia is a source of calcium, and protein.
Q. Is there a limit on how many pots of Activia I should eat?
A. Activia should be consumed as part of a healthy, balanced diet. If you do have any concerns, speak with your GP or dietician.
Q. Is Activia® suitable for vegetarians?
A. It depends on the product. Those not suitable for vegetarians are clearly marked. For example, our cranberry flavour is not suitable for vegetarians where as our fig and our fat free vanilla are both suitable for vegetarians. But do make sure you check the label of your chosen product, they are clearly indicated.
Q. Can my children eat Activia®?
A. Of course, but Activia® isn't specially formulated for the needs of infants or young children and so isn't recommended for children under 3 years old. If you have any concerns, please discuss it with your GP or dietician.
Q. What happens if I cook with Activia®, using natural yogurt as an alternative to cream?
A. A great tasting yet healthy meal can be enjoyed! Using Activia® as an alternative to cream can be a great way of helping to reduce the fat content of your dish- it's particularly tasty when used cold.
Q. Is Activia® suitable for diabetics?
A. Diabetes is a complex disease so it really depends on your needs. It can be suitable for people with diabetes– providing the sugar content is factored into your overall diet. We recommend discussing it with your GP or dietician.
Q. Is Activia® suitable for people with coeliac disease?
A. Activia Cereals contain wheat and therefore are not suitable for people with coeliac disease.
All other Activia products do not contain wheat as an ingredient. However there is a small risk of cross-contamination caused by the production of other products containing wheat in the same factory. If you have any concerns about what foods may or may not be suitable for you, please consult your GP or dietician.
Q. Can I eat Activia while I am pregnant or breast feeding?
A. Yes, but Activia should form part of a balanced and varied diet and lifestyle. If you're pregnant or breastfeeding please talk over any concerns you have with your GP, dietician or midwife.
Q. I'm having a technical problem…
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