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Frozen Yogurt Bad?

Posted by Dmitriy P.

Found this great post on

"The only thing fro-yo has in common with real yogurt (the plain, non-frozen kind) is that they're both white. The frozen stuff doesn't have live cultures, which help maintain digestive health and the nonfat varieties are a mix of chemicals and artificial sweeteners. You're better off with a serving of organic ice cream."

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I guess another question might be: Which is better for you -- ice cream or frozen yogurt? They are both a treat and should not be over indulged.
I would have to agree that when purchasing or indulging in a frozen yogurt, I'm not doing it for the cultures that are contained. I'm doing it because it's a similar texture and flavor to something that is straight up not good for me - the ice cream.
It helps to know your labelling law here: a strawberry yogurt must contain some strawberry. A strawberry-flavored yogurt has had a brief encounter with the fruit, while a strawberry flavor yogurt has not even been within sight of a strawberry." Felicity Lawrence, author of Not on the Label.
that was really good to know about the organic ice cream for f. yogurt. thanks!


Good to know...

I eat a lot of f. yogurt... because I thought they would be better for me than ice cream... I guess...

Very good to share. I've always thought there is something strange about frozen yogurt.

This is NOT true!!!

You have to research what is in the frozen yogurt that you are eating.

A yogurt shop in Palo Alto called Fraiche sells frozen yogurt with all the live cultures that are so beneficial... ;)

From the Red Mango Website (bold/underlined my emphasis):

All Natural Frozen Yogurt

Red Mango is the only 100% all natural, nonfat, kosher and gluten-free frozen yogurt fortified with Ganeden BC30 TM, a natural probiotic that helps support a healthy immune system. Red Mango also has all of yogurt�s natural goodness, such as calcium and protein, and was the first frozen yogurt store to receive the Live & Active Cultures seal.

Live and Active Cultures

All flavors contain the following active yogurt cultures: S. thermophilus, L. bulgaricus, L. lactis and L. acidophilus. The Original, Pumpkin Spice, Pomegranate by POM Wonderful®, and Tangomonium™ flavors also contain the following active cultures: Ganeden BC30 TM (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086).

Original All Natural Ingredients:

Purified Water, Pasteurized and Cultured Skim Milk, Natural Sugar, Nonfat Dry Milk, Natural Flavors, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Citrate, Citric Acid, Guar Gum, Food Starch, Carrageenan, Pectin 


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