Picking Out The Healthiest Yogurts

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Updated: 5/09/2012 7:50 am
If you're beginning to swap out some of your typical snacks for yogurt, it's a good move, but you may also make it an even healthier choice by looking closely at the label.

Choosing yogurt, in general, over some other snacks out there, such as potato chips or cookies, is a great option. However, if you're already eating yogurt now and have already made that step, why don't you take it a step further and start looking at the labels of the yogurt and start choosing the healthier versions?

Some yogurts can contain as much as 30 grams of sugar, so look for light and fat-free yogurts.

Greek yogurts are typically lower in sugar and higher in protein. They also have less moisture, which gives it a thicker consistency, and a slightly different taste.

If you're trying to get more yogurts into your diet, start with a plain, low-fat yogurt, and mix it with granola or fruit.

"Yogurt can still be high in fat, so if you're watching your weight or concerned with your fat intake, I recommend a low-fat, plain yogurt, and then try mixing it with fresh fruit," said Tara Harwood, a registered dietician at Cleveland Clinic.

Harwood says to also avoid yogurts with high fructose corn syrup near the top of the ingredients list. She says its just added sugar.
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