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Guide to Yogurt

Milk Splash Free Digital Photos Credit ldea goYogurt is made from milk and bacterial cultures added to the milk. Healthy nutrients in a serving of yogurt include protein, iodine, zinc, phosphorus, calcium, riboflavin, B vitamins and potassium. Look for yogurt with “live and active cultures”, meaning it has at least 100 million live bacteria in every gram at the time it was made and packaged. Yogurt that does not have this designation might have this quantity of cultures; if it does not, it might not provide the same digestive benefits.

Yogurt usually contains up to 12 grams of sugar in every 8 oz -- because of the lactose -- if you don’t want yogurt with high amounts of sugar, look for brands that contain less than 30 grams per serving. You can buy plain yogurt and add sweetness and flavor by adding fresh fruit, granola, natural fruit spread, honey or wheat germ. To learn more, read our Bright Hub guides.

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