What is the nutritional value of yogurt?

Amy Jamieson-Petonic
Nutrition & Dietetics
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!
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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