Greek yogurt touted by nutrition experts


[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1369177182&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4066621&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1369177182 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Greek yogurt is being touted by nutrition experts as the next best thing in the food health industry.

However, experts say not all Greek yogurts are the same.

Variety is key when picking the best yogurt based on nutritional value.

Yogurts that are low in fat and high in calcium are the most commonly purchased yogurts, likely because they are full of helpful proteins and calcium.

“They keep us full for a longer period of time,” registered dietitian Marie Spano says. “They’re good for maintaining and building muscle mass over a course of a life span, and many of them are rich in calcium and vitamin D.”

There does happen to be a downside, though.

Many of the yogurts are full of fats and sugars.

Nutrition experts say the best way to get what you want and need from yogurts is by reading the labels.

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