Enjoy all the vitamin-rich nutrients
Yogurt is full of calcium, which helps strengthen your teeth and bones. It’s also high in B vitamins, which may protect against heart disease. Rounding out the list — phosphorus, magnesium and potassium — regulate blood pressure, metabolism and bone health.
Maintain (or lose) weight
Because it’s high in protein (especially Greek yogurt), you’ll be able to feel full for an extended period of time.
Bolster your immune system
Check the label to make sure the yogurt you’re buying contains probiotics, which may strengthen your immune system and reduce your inflammation levels.
Celebrate July: Red, White and Blue Yogurt Parfait
Try this delicious dessert from Better Homes & Gardens.2 No firecrackers necessary.
- 1 8 ounce carton vanilla low-fat yogurt
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ 8 ounce container frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed
- 3 cups fresh raspberries and/or cut-up fresh strawberries
- 3 cups fresh blueberries
In a large bowl, stir together yogurt and almond extract or vanilla. Fold in whipped topping.
To serve, in six 12-ounce glasses or dessert dishes, alternate layers of the berries with layers of the yogurt mixture. Makes 6 servings.
Prepare parfaits as directed through Step 2. Cover and chill for up to 1 hour.
Per Serving: 129 calories; fat 3g; cholesterol 2mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 21g; insoluble fiber 8g; protein 3g; sodium 26mg.