5 Tips for Choosing Healthy Yogurt

Explore the wide world of yogurt to find the healthiest picks.

5 Tips for Choosing Healthy Yogurt

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.

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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

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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