The New Yogurt Shopping List

Learn more about buying this healthy protein snack.

The New Yogurt Shopping List

When it comes to buying yogurt, it can be difficult choosing between the countless brands, styles, and flavors. If you feel lost and overwhelmed when you reach that corner of the grocery store, we are here to help. When trying to make healthy choices for you and your family it can also be particularly frustrating to take the time to decipher all the branding and determine what is really going on. With the help of investigative reporter Jenna Wolfe and celebrity coach and nutrition author Harley Pasternak, we're going to uncover the top yogurts you should shop for and the tips you need in your arsenal so you can be in and out of the grocery store as quickly as possible.

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Greek-Style Yogurt

While traditional Greek yogurt is thicker than other types thanks to the added straining process that removes excess water, sugar, and carbs and leaving behind a large dose of protein, Greek-style yogurt is often a fake. Since it takes time and money to properly strain Greek yogurt, a lot of companies are opting to skip that step and are adding starches and thickeners to plump up the yogurt so it has a similar consistency, but it lacks all the health benefits. If you see Greek-style yogurt in the store, be wary and check the nutrition label to find out what's really going on.

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