summer is a great time to stock up on yogurt, yogurt frozen treats, smoothie supplies and fruit to mix into yogurt. it’s filling and healthy. plus there are so many yogurt forms and styles that anyone can find one they love. try to stick with low or nonfat to keep those calories low.
here is a little primer on yogurts:
Greek yogurt is super mainly because it packs about twice as much protein as traditional yogurt. That’s because Greek yogurt is strained through a filter to remove the whey (liquid), giving it a thicker consistency and more protein per bite.
A single serving container of non-fat Greek yogurt like Oikos contains 80 calories, 0 grams of fat, 6 grams of carb, 15 grams protein, and 20 percent of the daily value for calcium. The only ingredients are pasteurized organic nonfat milk and live cultures (bacteria).
Soy yogurt starts with soy milk. Aside from being dairy free for those looking to eat less animal protein, soy yogurt may offer some unique benefits. A study published in the Journal of Food Biochemistry looked at how different kinds of yogurt helped control diabetes. They found that soy yogurt was particularly effective in blocking enzymes that impact carbohydrate digestion, which results in a slower, steadier rise in blood sugar after a meal. And a recent animal study found that rats fed soy yogurt had healthier livers and lower cholesterol levels. The downside is it’s difficult to find an unsweetened soy yogurt, and because they tend to be thinner in texture thickeners are often added.
A single serving contain of organic plain soy yogurt like Whole Soy & Co. contains 190 calories, 6 grams of fat (although good fat, because it’s from the whole soybeans), 25 grams of carb (2 as fiber), 10 grams of protein, 45 percent of the daily value for calcium.
Almond milk yogurt starts with almond milk, which is made from whole ground almonds and water. While it’s delicious, it’s also nutritious because almond milk retains the important nutrients naturally found in almonds, including antioxidants, heart healthy fat, fiber, vitamin E, and minerals like magnesium.