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What is the nutritional value of yogurt?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Like other milk products, yogurt is a very good source of protein, calcium, phosphorous, riboflavin, and vitamin B12. It is also a good source of pantothenic acid, biotin, selenium, zinc, and potassium. A 31/2ounce (100 gram) serving of low-fat yogurt provides 63 calories, 5.3 grams of protein, 6 milligrams of cholesterol, 1.6 grams of fat, and 7 grams of carbohydrate, mostly as lactose. Frozen yogurt provides 127 calories, 3 grams of protein, 13 milligrams of cholesterol, 3.6 grams of fat, and 21.6 grams of carbohydrate, mostly as sugars.

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Yogurt is a good source of calcium and protein. The Recommended Daily Intake for calcium for most adults is 1,000- 1,200 milligrams per day. You can get as much as 300-400 milligrams of calcium in one cup of non-fat, plain Greek yogurt, and protein as well. 

Try one of my favorite snacks: one cup of non-fat Greek yogurt with fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries and one tablespoon of chia seed. This is so good!

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