Smart swaps: Yoghurt

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Smart swaps: Yoghurt

With simple swaps you can maximise the health benefits of your favourite yoghurt style.

Cow’s milk yoghurt is an excellent source of protein and calcium, which helps keep our muscles and bones strong. There can be less protein and calcium in plant-based yoghurts, but soy and nut-based yoghurts are dairy-free choices for vegans and people with dairy allergies or intolerances. There are many different types of yoghurt on the market, making it easier to choose the right one for you.

Enjoy Greek-style yoghurt with less energy and saturated fat.

Swap Yoplait Greek Style Yoghurt Natural for Yoplait Greek Style Yoghurt NaturalLite.

Dairy allergies? No problem.

Swap cow’s milk yoghurt for Kingland Dairy Free Yogurt Mango & Peach.

A lower-sugar choice for the kids (without artificial sweeteners).

Instead of Meadow Fresh Smooth Berry Bundle pottles, choose Meadow Fresh Goodies Smooth Yoghurt with 25 per cent less added sugar.

All coconut yoghurt is very high in saturated fat. Choose one with less.

Switch 50g Raglan Coconut Yoghurt Vanilla Bean with 9.6g sat fat for 50g of The Coconut Collaborative Vanilla Bean coconut yoghurt with 5.5g sat fat. It’s still high, but better.

Want more protein?

Swap Fresh’n Fruity Simply Natural at 6.2g per serve (150g) for Anchor Protein+ Plain Yoghurt Unsweetened with 12.3g per 150g.

Get extra goodness for your tummy.

Instead of choosing regular plain yoghurt, choose a probiotic yoghurt such as Symbio Probalance with 5 billion colony forming units (CFU) in each 150g serve.

First published: May 2019


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