I’ve been reaching for yogurt for breakfast and an any-time snack for a few months now. Those prepackaged fruit in a cup yogurts make me uneasy so I mix up my own at home.I go for the Fage Total yogurt whenever I’m at the grocery store then I mix it up with other stuff depending on what I’m in the mood for. This morning I added some mixed berry preserves, orange blossom honey, a pinch of sea salt (oh yeah!), a pinch of cocoa powder, breakfast granola, and some blueberries. It’s crazy how delicious this! If you leave out the granola, you can put this in the freezer for a few hours and end up with some killer froyo.
If you’re reaching for yogurt as a health snack, make sure it says Live Cultures on the label. I don’t know what’s in the other stuff but you’re not getting the probiotic that aids in digestion and good gut bacteria if it doesn’t say live or active cultures on the label. Eat Up! by eating healthy.
Here’s a few other benefits of yogurt (from Web MD); may help prevent osteoporosis, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, yogurt with active cultures helps the gut and may discourage vaginal infections, and may help you feel fuller. The last item there was what my doctor mentioned when he suggested I make some tweaks to my diet. I was trying the keto thing where eating lots of animal fats (bacon) in the morning will keep you fuller through the day. Yeah well, my cholesterol results suggested that wasn’t the greatest idea.