Nonfat yogurt is a simple, quick and nutritious snack that is available year-round. Yogurt is a dairy product made by bacterial fermentation of milk. Fermentation of the milk sugar (lactose) generates lactic acid, which acts on milk protein to offer yogurt its texture and its characteristic tang.
Almost all people know yogurt can be healthy. Like all dairy products, it's an effective source of protein and calcium and choosing nonfat, or at least low-fat yogurt gives all the benefits without the artery-clogging animal fat (it does come from a cow). Just 1 cup has about 1/3 of the daily calcium requirement and roughly 10 grams of protein (15-20 percent of daily requirements). And many people who are lactose intolerant can eat some yogurt because much of the milk sugar is gone in yogurt and converted to lactic acid.
What Type of Yogurt Is Best?
• Contains Active Cultures: Yogurt labeled with this sentence provides the live and active bacteria thought to offer yogurt with its many desirable healthful properties. Busque Nacional la foca Viva y Activa Cultures de Yogurt Association (NYA) para asegurar que el yogur que usted compra contiene una cantidad significante de culturas en directo y activas.