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Yogurt Advice!

| Filed under: Q&AFitnessAdviceLisa DeFazio

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Got a question about yogurt??

Don't lie, you probably do! We know this FitPerezcious reader did!

Here's what she asked:

Hi Lisa! I love that you are a contributor on FitPerez and am constantly reading your advice on staying healthy. With that said I have a question about yogurt. I know greek yogurt is supposed to be the best for you, but with all the yogurts that have the fruit in them or on the bottom I'm not sure if they are healthy or too sweet? Also if I can't get greek yogurt which other yogurts are a healthy option? I know Yoplait and Dannon have a lot of variety of flavors but I'm on the fence of deciding if they're good for you or just a really good taste. Keep doing what you do and thank you for the advice!

Lisa D is of course happy to oblige with an answer!

Here it is:

I am happy that you are enjoying my videos and tips! Yes, Greek yogurt will be the best as it is higher in protein-often 2 times the amount of protein as regular yogurt- and lower in sugar than regular yogurt. You are correct that there are so many choices in the yogurt section of the market and many are more like a dessert than a healthy snack! So, the number one choice will be Greek yogurt. Get the plain one and add your own fresh berries, or choose the Greek yogurt with honey. If that is not available, get a plain yogurt, I like Alta Dena or Horizon, as they do not contain milk from cows given hormones. Add fresh berries or a little honey to sweeten it. Last choice would be a fruit flavored yogurt, Horizon or Alta Dena brand, but get the flavor that has the least amount of sugar grams on the label. The Vanilla flavor may also be lower in sugar. Skip the ones that say "Light" as they add aspartame (aka Equal) and that will just stimulate sugar cravings. I hope that helps!

What good advice!!

We were wondering the same thing a few months ago to be honest — glad we know now!

And that's why we have registered dietician Lisa DeFazio!

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