Nutrition Facts: Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt Nightmares
The Scoop On Froyo
Let’s start with some good news: Just like regular yogurt, the frozen treat contains live and active cultures, which boost immunity and fight disease in the gastrointestinal track. “Frozen yogurt is generally low in fat and sugar and can be a great alternative to richer ice creams,” says Bonnie Taub-Dix, RD, author of Read It Before You Eat It.
Search: The health benefits of yogurt
Now, the bad news: Froyo can quickly turn into a diet disaster when you begin mixing in sugary syrup, candy, and chocolate. “You’re just adding sugar to something that already has enough sugar,” says Taub-Dix. (Better choices include nuts, which provide a dose of healthy fats, and fresh fruit, which adds natural sweetness to your dessert.)
We examined the nutrition facts for eight chains and store-bought brands to reveal the worst frozen yogurts for your waistline, along with those that can help you indulge without adding bulge.