The Skinny on Yogurt

Have you ever noticed that the dairy section in most supermarkets has been practically taken over by yogurt? This is primarily because a food with so many health benefits should demand so much shelf space. So what’s the best way to get all that nutrition? And is every yogurt good for you?

What’s important, what’s not?

Your body needs to have a healthy amount of good bacteria in the digestive tract. Ensure the yogurt you are using is made using live and active cultures. These may aid human digestion and promote a healthy immune system.

You should avoid yogurt with added starches, gelatins or tapioca ( flour made from the roots of cassava). It’s always good to check the ingredient list, in general a longer ingredient list can mean more calories and fibers so choose wisely. In other words the more natural your yogurt is, the better it is for you.

Some of the things to look for in yogurt:
Calcium – 20 percent of daily requirement.
Protein- at least 7g per serving
Calories- less than 200 per serving
Live and active cultures.

You can enjoy the best nutrition from this healthy, delicious and versatile food.

So are you ready to add a little yogurt to your diet?