Explore the wide world of yogurt to find the healthiest picks.
Ever find yourself lost and overwhelmed by all the options in the yogurt aisle? You’re not alone. With so many different brands, flavors, and styles, it’s hard to know which ones are genuinely healthy and which ones are only masquerading as wholesome choices. As part of our Ultimate Supermarket Takeover, we are separating fact from fiction so you can make the best choices for you and your family.
Consider the Country of Origin
While Greek yogurt is a reputable choice, you may want to go with Icelandic yogurt (also known as skyr), if eating enough protein is your concern. Icelandic yogurt is made similarly to the Greek style, by straining yogurt so that the sugary whey can be discarded and a thicker, more protein-dense finished product is left behind. However, Icelandic yogurt is strained even longer than the Greek variety, so it has the highest protein and lowest sugar of any yogurt. If you want to go a different route, Australian yogurt is unstrained, but made with whole milk and stirred with honey for natural sweetness.
More: Greek Yogurt Cheat Sheet