When frozen yogurt first appeared, it was widely considered to be a healthy alternative to ice cream. However, many frozen-yogurt products were high in saturated fat and sugar, and products that were heat-treated before freezing retained none of the healthy bacteria that convert milk into yogurt via the process of
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Since the 1970s, frozen yogurt—“froyo,” as it’s known—has been a popular alternative to traditional ice cream because it typically contains less fat and fewer calories. If you look closely at the nutritional content of some of the most loved brands, however, you’ll find that frozen yogurt can also be high
Surveys have shown that a large majority of Americans are confident in the “safety, quality and effectiveness” of products marketed as “dietary supplements” (a term derived from a 1994 law that questionably grouped drug-type herbal and botanical extracts with essential vitamins and minerals). So many were shocked at the recent
Shift to Nutrient-Rich Dairy
According to the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, most people in the U.S. would do well to increase their intake of nutrient-dense dairy products, such as low-fat milk and plain yogurt. These nutrient-rich dairy foods are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals that Americans tend to fall
Fruits provide slow-digesting carbs, various types of fiber, and a host of vitamins, including A, C, E, and K plus several B vitamins. Fruits also provide many important minerals, including calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and copper, along with a cornucopia of phytochemicals. Among plant foods, fruits are especially high in
Fruits flourish across the planet in jungles, orchards, gardens, and back yards—and each fruit has its own distinctive flavor, aroma, and texture. Fruits add so much variety and taste to our diets that they have been cultivated, preserved, and enjoyed year-round by people all over the world for centuries.
Dietary fiber has long been touted for its digestive benefits, but the scientific research is booming on fiber’s ability to boost immune health and reduce risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.
Wendy Dahl, PhD, RD, researcher at the University of Florida, and David Klurfeld, PhD, National
When frozen yogurt first came out—in ice cream shops, restaurants, and supermarkets—it was widely considered a super healthy alternative to ice cream, and it sold like, well, ice cream. Unfortunately, many frozen yogurts were high in fat and sugar, and thus, weren’t much different, nutritionally speaking, from their ice cream
Rich in the savory flavor sense known as umami, mushrooms are neither plant nor animal—they are classified in the fungi kingdom and offer much more than just good taste. With only 20 calories per cup, mushrooms are rich in a type of fiber called beta-glucans, as well as other beneficial
Your gut is home to trillions of friendly microbes, which are primarily bacteria, but also include some yeasts, which support health. You acquire these probiotics naturally, at birth, but many factors can affect the composition and number of your gut microbes over time, such as diet, antibiotic use, and stress.