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Nutritional Breakdown of Popular Yogurts

Yogurt Breakdown

Yogurt is so healthy for us. It's a great source of calcium, protein, vitamin D, and live cultures that help with digestion. It's also good for your mouth, has been shown to lower BMI, and can help with bad breath. Not only that, but yogurt contains tyrosine, an amino acid that converts into the feel-good chemicals dopamine and adrenalin, which clear your mind when you're stressed, and can give you an energy boost. Who knew yogurt could be this beneficial?

There are so many different brands and kinds of yogurt out there. Want to see how they all compare? Then

Here's the nutritional info for one 6 ounce cup of strawberry yogurt unless otherwise specified. It's interesting to see that some yogurts are healthier than others.

Yogurt Calories Total Fat (g) Cholesterol (g) Sugars (g) Protein (g) Not-So Healthy Ingredients You Should Know About
Breyer's Light (8 oz) 110 1.5 5 10 8 Gelatin, aspartame, red 40, blue 1
Breyer's Creme Savers (8 oz) 240 3.5 15 36 7 Dried corn syrup, artificial cream flavor, gelatin, artificial color, red 40, blue 1
Breyer's Smart! 170 1.5 10 28 6
Brown Cow No Fat 130 0 0 24 7
Brown Cow Low Fat 150 2 5 25 6
Brown Cow Cream Top 180 6 20 27 5
Cabot Nonfat 130 0 5 19 8
Colombo Light (8 oz) 120 0 less than 5 15 7 Aspartame, high fructose corn syrup
Colombo Classic (8 oz) 230 2 15 42 7 high fructose corn syrup
Dannon All Natural (Vanilla) 150 2.5 10 25 7
Dannon Fruit on the Bottom 150 1.5 5 26 6 Fructose syrup, high fructose corn syrup
Dannon la Crème (4 oz) 140 5 15 18 5 Fructose syrup
Dannon Activia (4 oz) 110 2 5 17 4 Fructose syrup
Fage Total Classic (7 oz) 260 20 35 6 12
Horizon Organic Fat Free 180 0 5 33 9
Horizon Organic Lowfat 150 1.5 10 27 7
Liberte 160 4 12 12
Silk Soy 160 2 22 4
Stonyfield Farms Fat Free 140 0 0 26 7
Stonyfield Farms Low fat 130 1.5 5 22 6
Stonyfield Farms Whole Milk 190 6 25 24 6
Stonyfield Farms Oikos (Vanilla, 5.3 oz) 110 0 0 11 15
Stonyfield Farms O 'Soy 150 2 0 21 7
Wallaby Organic Nonfat 140 0 10 20 7
Wallaby Organic Lowfat 150 2.5 15 21 7
Whole Soy & Co. 160 3 0 21 6
Woodstock Water Buffalo Milk 174 9 22 19 5
Yoplait Light 100 0 less than 5 14 5 Aspartame, high fructose corn syrup, red #40
Yoplait Original 170 1.5 10 27 5 high fructose corn syrup
Yoplait Whips (4 oz) 140 2.5 10 21 5 high fructose corn syrup
Yoplait Thick & Creamy Custard Style (vanilla) 190 3.5 less than 5 28 7 high fructose corn syrup
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afb afb 3 years
What about Dannon Light & Fit?  Like to use the vanilla in green smoothies and the calorie count is hard to resist.
loonyluna loonyluna 7 years
I love Whole Soy & Co. "yogurt." It is so yummy!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
What's this hubbub about fructose? Fructose is the naturally occurring sugar in fruits, vegetables and honey. If you eat an apple, broccoli or honey you're eating fructose also called Levulose. Now "fructose syrup" as listed on a food label IS NOT the same thing as High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFS or HFCS). Manufacturers must by law label ingredients as the known name of the ingredient. HFCS must be labeled as HFCS or High Fructose Syrup and it cannot be listed as simply "fructose syrup". From the Dannon website - "On the label… Food product labels can tell you how much sugar is in a particular food, and also what types of sweeteners are added to the product. • For the total amount of carbohydrate and sugars, look at the Nutrition Facts panel. • For types of sweeteners added, look at the ingredient list. Some of the common caloric sweeteners as ingredients: brown sugar, invert sugar, corn sweetener, lactose, corn syrup, maltose, dextrose, malt syrup, evaporated cane juice, molasses, fructose, fructose syrup, raw sugar, fruit juice concentrate, sucrose,glucose, sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, syrup, honey." I cannot imagine how any person eating a balanced diet can avoid eating foods that contain fructose (levulose). It's just not possible unless you only eat meat. If you add fruit to your plain yogurt you've add fructose. If you add honey you've add fructose and glucose.
redheath redheath 7 years
Wow... what an eye opening article.
waterbaby waterbaby 7 years
I like Trader Joe's (organic & cheap). I bought Tesco's Fresh and Easy yogurt (they just opened) to test it out. They have every kind...Greek, soy, goat...
analbumcover analbumcover 7 years
what about dannon light and fit? that's only like 60 calories.
uptown_girl uptown_girl 7 years
Cascade Fresh!!! Any and all, but my faves are Vanilla, Cherry Vanilla, Lemon, & Lime! YUM! Seriously, if you've never tried it, buy some! The only place I see it is at Whole Foods though.
emalove emalove 7 years
I've ALWAYS been a Yoplait girl...I love the Light and sometimes the Whipped ones. I also buy Stoneyfield Farms and Silk soy yogurts sometimes.
Allytta Allytta 7 years
wow, i didn't know to avoid fructose syrup, thanksĄ you should make a whole list of evetrything that is unhealthy, because now it's hard to track it down when you cathegorise them. is plane sugar better then?
sophia_HL sophia_HL 7 years
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who loves the FAGE - everyone at work thinks I'm nuts for spending so much money on yogurt.
MuffinGal MuffinGal 7 years
Fage 0% Fat is my favorite! I eat it with fruit, granola or I put it in my smoothies.
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 7 years
good to know. I make my own though...that's the only kind that I eat now, and I eat it every day. I was eating SO much yogurt, that it made financial sense to start making my own.
secrethoughts secrethoughts 7 years
I am completely obsessed with Stonyfield Farm's Oikos yogurts! The Greek style yogurt is so thick and creamy, it's almost impossible to believe that it's fat free...Plus, it doesn't have any HCFS, aspartame, or weird dyes and stuff to worry about. I like the vanilla, or I'll get the plain and add cinnamon, berries, honey, or ground flax. Mmmmm...
Blondy47 Blondy47 7 years
I used to only eat Yoplait because I couln't find another brand with a decent consistency (most fat free varities are very watery), but now I'm addicted to Cascade Fresh. All natural, 110 calories, 7g protein, and it tastes amazing. I highly recommend the Apricot Mango flavor :)
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I try to avoid the ones with fructose at all costs.
risqueredhead risqueredhead 7 years
I love Brown Cow yogurt.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
I love love love Fage 2% with honey. I rather have that than ice cream.
jill37 jill37 7 years
Fage and other nonfat Greek yogurts are my addiction. The difference is incredible.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 7 years
I usually just grab whatever yogurt looks good at the moment, but Stonyfield Farms Organic is my usual yogurt. It's the only store yogurt available here that is any kind of healthy.
bealotus bealotus 7 years
I like Silk Live (soy),I love it,it's more liquidy than the other ones but tastes good,and it's dairy free.
kgtg1 kgtg1 7 years
Oh - I'm an idiot.
kgtg1 kgtg1 7 years
No soy yogurt?
bronzebeauty719 bronzebeauty719 7 years
Why didnt you compare activia light?? fitsugar is my source of all things good...i seriously rely heavily on info i find here to guide me with my diet
DreaAST DreaAST 7 years
I want to like yogurt so bad. i have tried to eat it so many times and I just don't like it. :(
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