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How Many Calories in Yogurt? The Real Nutrition Facts

nutrition facts for yogurtHow many calories in yogurt?

Yogurt is a very popular, and tasty, food.  People eat it for breakfast, lunch and sometimes even with dinner.  There is frozen yogurt, greek yogurt, and even Gogurt.  First, yogurt is made by bacterial fermentation of milk.  This sounds much worse than it really is.  Yogurt is a great snack or light meal. Dating back hundreds of years, it used to have many other uses such as lotions and even medicinal applications. However, now we simply enjoy eating it. My personal favorite is plain yogurt with a little fresh fruit. Greek yogurt is very popular, but any plain yogurt tastes great and is a light food than leaves you feeling filled, hopefully for some time until your next meal. Some yogurt brands come with fruit or honey on the side which is convenient for consumption, but just be careful with the added sugar.

Nutrition facts

nutrition fact for yogurt

One cup or 8 fluid ounces of plain yogurt is approximately 137 calories. However, keep in mind every brand of yogurt is different and therefore the calorie counts may vary.  Also keep in mind that this is based on plain yogurt and yogurt with any other flavorings will surely have extra calories. There is a lot of yogurt in one cup and it is only 137 calories. If you add fruit, honey or granola it will increase the calorie count.

Yogurt is low in saturated fat, as well as cholesterol. Yogurt is a good way to get part of your daily servings of protein and potassium. It is also rich in calcium which is very important for strong bones. Yogurt is an easy snack with lots of benefits.

 

 

 

The Good Stuff

  • Good source of Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium and Zinc
  • It has been found to boost immune response
  • Lowers bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol.

The Bad Stuff

  • A significant amount of calories come from sugar
  • Certain additives can add unnecessary calories

Should I be eating yogurt if I want to lose weight?

Yogurt is a great food for anyone who wants to eat a healthy diet, lose weight or both. It can be eaten at any time. Yogurt fills you up with out making you feel as if you ate too much, which is good because you haven’t eaten too much. I would not eat more than two yogurts and day and that is even pushing it. Everything should be eaten in moderation and you don’t want to get tired of a food. Remember yogurt is a good afternoon snack, or the perfect breakfast with a little added fruit to keep you going all day.

How can I burn off the calories from eating yogurt?

  • Do jumping jacks for 7 minutes
  • Walk around the block for 15 minutes
  • Spend 30 minutes cleaning your home or apartment

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