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Is Frozen Yogurt a Healthy Choice?

Updated on July 6, 2011

Making a healthy choice can be either an easy or a difficult task. There are healthy foods that look salubrious but are actually unhealthy for our bodies. Frozen yogurt seems like the regular yogurt that we eat every morning or for snacks but in this case, it’s frozen like ice cream. Most of us might think that frozen yogurt is better than ice cream. No doubt. Frozen yogurt has two to four percentages of fat whereas ice cream has 10 to 12 percentages of fat. However, standard yogurt is a healthier choice compare to frozen yogurt in terms of protein and calcium.

A half cup serving of frozen yogurt consists 90 to 120 calories, 20 to 26g of carbohydrate, 13 to 22g of sugar, and 3 to 4g of protein. Please keep in mind that a cup of frozen yogurt is NOT an appropriate meal. A small serving of frozen yogurt contains 15% of daily calcium and protein. Nevertheless, it cannot be treated as an appropriate meal for the long run.

Tip: Eat frozen yogurt after lunch.

The toppings are not as healthy as we think they are unless we go for the fruits only. The sweets like chocolate, gummy bears and sprinkles are high on calories and bad for the teeth. Don’t misunderstand the popular, “healthy” snacks like granola, mixed fruits, and cereals as not too much calories. Yikes, includes the sugary syrup some people love to add on their frozen yogurts. These are all factors as to why a cup or a small serving of frozen yogurt could be unhealthy for our bodies.

Think about what toppings we should put on our frozen yogurt. It won’t hurt to have sweets on the delicious yogurt yet don’t overdo it. Fruits have more vitamins, therefore, having more fruits than the other toppings is a smart way to enjoy the yogurt without worrying about it consequences.


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      Rosyel Sawali 5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I like frozen yogurt! You're right though.. should watch the toppings that you add to it ^_^

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      linda 5 years ago

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