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Is Yogurt Good for You?

June 30, 2017

You may enjoy yogurt because of its tangy taste, its ability to be savory or sweet or because of some brands’ probiotic benefits. Plus it’s just such a convenient way to get many of the nutrients your body needs.

For example, it contains protein, which can help build and repair muscle tissue, and calcium and phosphorus, which can help build and maintain strong bones and teeth.

Here’s a closer look at the nutrients that can be found in one serving (6 ounces) of low-fat vanilla yogurt: 

7 Ways Yogurt Can Help Your Body (Infographic)

These nutrients can vary depending on your favorite yogurt. Check its packaging to learn more.

If you do look at the packaging, you may notice the food labels will start to look a little different. While the nutrients in yogurt haven’t changed, the Food and Drug Administration is updating how foods, including yogurt, should be labeled. Click here to learn more.

Have more questions about yogurt? We dive into the basics and common questions here

 

This post was originally published 1/23/2017.

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