Frozen yogurt is made from yogurt, therefore it has a high nutrient value. One cup of low fat frozen yogurt is packed with 296 mg of calcium, 240 mg phosphorus, 631 mg of potassium, and only 151 mg sodium. It also has vitamins A, B6, B12 and E. In a 1 cup serving of frozen non-fat yogurt there are only 1.49 grams of fat, whereas the same amount of ice cream loads you up with over 22 grams of fat. Since yogurt is made from milk, it provides similar amounts of healthy carbohydrate. If you choose the unsweetened kind you will only get about 23 ½ grams in a cup instead of almost 35 grams if you chose the sweetened kind.
Yogurt cultures include healthy bacterias - acidophilus and bifidobacerium. These improve gut function and make the yogurt easily digestible. Since yogurt is a probiotic food it helps produce healthy bacteria as well as enabling better absorption of nutrients. It also helps the body produce certain essential vitamins in the body.
Although I prefer my frozen yogurt plain, vanilla or strawberry in a cone, you can be adventurous. Although frozen yogurt tastes great by itself, why not make it a complete snack by adding nuts, dry or fresh fruits? You can also try it in a delicious frothy smoothie like the Peach Yogurt Frost in our book,
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