Does frozen yogurt have the same health benefits as regular yogurt?
By Nicole Gregory for Live Right Live Well
It depends on what brand you buy, but generally, frozen yogurt contains more calories and fat than the non-frozen kind. In fact, some varieties contain the same amount as ice cream, notes Kerry Neville, a registered dietitian in Kirkland, Wash., and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Frozen yogurts also tend to contain less good-for-you live bacteria. If you’re concerned about calcium, frozen and non-frozen yogurts can contain equal amounts, especially if there are no cookie or candy pieces inside. However, frozen yogurts are unlikely to have vitamin D added, something some non-frozen yogurts have started to include because vitamin D is key for calcium absorption. The best rule: “Check the labels,” says Neville. Because frozen yogurt’s calorie, fat and sugar counts tend to be high, it should be considered a treat, not part of your daily diet.
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