The health benefits of yogurt

Which yogurt is best for your health? Find out how the major brands stack up.

By Jaclyn Newman

Health benefits of yogurt: a brand-by-brand comparison

Nutritional chart
(Note: These are all for 100-gram servings.)

Brand: Astro BioBest Calcium
Calories - 88
Fat (in grams) - 0.8
Sugar (in grams) - 11.5
Calcium (% RDI) - 22
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 0
Folic acid (% RDI) - 0
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0
Active bacteria - active Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium longum bacterial cultures

Brand: Astro BioBest Omega 3
Calories - 88
Fat (in grams) - 1.2
Sugar (in grams) - 12
Calcium (% RDI) - 8
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 0
Folic acid (% RDI) - 0
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0.3
Active bacteria - about 10 billion active active Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium longum bacterial cultures

Brand: Astro Fat Free
Calories - 48
Fat (in grams) - 0
Sugar (in grams) - 3.2
Calcium (% RDI) - 8
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 0
Folic acid (% RDI) - 0
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0
Active bacteria - N/A

Brand: Astro Jeunesse
Calories - 80
Fat (in grams) - 0
Sugar (in grams) - 13
Calcium (% RDI) - 9
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 20
Folic acid (% RDI) - 0
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0
Active bacteria - N/A

Brand: Astro Naturally Flavoured
Calories - 80
Fat (in grams) - 0.9
Sugar (in grams) - 11
Calcium (% RDI) - 13
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 0
Folic acid (% RDI) - 0
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0
Active bacteria - N/A

Brand: Astro Original Balkan Style - Plain
Calories - 102
Fat (in grams) - 4
Sugar (in grams) - 11
Calcium (% RDI) - 11
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 0
Folic acid (% RDI) - 0
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0
Active bacteria - N/A

Brand: Smooth 'n' Fruity
Calories - 112
Fat (in grams) - 1.6
Sugar (in grams) - 17
Calcium (% RDI) - 8
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 0
Folic acid (% RDI) - 0
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0
Active bacteria - N/A

Brand: Danone Activia
Calories - 110
Fat (in grams) - 4
Sugar (in grams) - 15
Calcium (% RDI) - 15
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 2
Folic acid (% RDI) - 0
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0
Active bacteria - more than one billion live Bifidobacterium lactis bacterial cultures

Brand: Danone Cardiva
Calories - 60
Fat (in grams) - 0.5
Sugar (in grams) - 7
Calcium (% RDI) - 10
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 10
Folic acid (% RDI) - 0
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0.3
Active bacteria - N/A

Brand: Danone Creamy
Calories - 90
Fat (in grams) - 1.5
Sugar (in grams) - 13
Calcium (% RDI) - 10
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 0
Folic acid (% RDI) - 0
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0
Active bacteria - N/A

Brand: Danone Silhouette
Calories - 40
Fat (in grams) - 0
Sugar (in grams) - 5
Calcium (% RDI) - 10
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 10
Folic acid (% RDI) - 0
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0
Active bacteria - N/A

Brand: Liberty Organic
Calories - 91
Fat (in grams) - 2
Sugar (in grams) - 8.5
Calcium (% RDI) - 8.5
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 0
Folic acid (% RDI) - 0
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0
Active bacteria - active Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium longum bacterial cultures

Brand: President's Choice Blue Menu Fat Free
Calories - 80
Fat (in grams) - 0.1
Sugar (in grams) - 11
Calcium (% RDI) - 14
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 10
Folic acid (% RDI) - 0
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0
Active bacteria - N/A

Brand: Yoplait Creamy
Calories - 90
Fat (in grams) - 2
Sugar (in grams) - 14
Calcium (% RDI) - 10
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 0
Folic acid (% RDI) - 0
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0
Active bacteria - N/A

Brand: Yoplait Source
Calories - 50
Fat (in grams) - 0
Sugar (in grams) - 7
Calcium (% RDI) - 10
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 15
Folic acid (% RDI) - 0
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0
Active bacteria - N/A

Brand: Yoplait Source Cardio
Calories - 50
Fat (in grams) - 0.6
Sugar (in grams) - 7
Calcium (% RDI) - 10
Vitamin D (% RDI) - 15
Folic acid (% RDI) - 6
Omega 3 (in grams) - 0.3
Active bacteria - N/A

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