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How to choose a healthy yogurt

Look for low-fat varieties without added sweeteners. Stir in your own ingredients to build the perfect breakfast.

Yogurt is a health food. But many yogurt products contain things that you could do without, like added sweeteners. What should you look for in a healthy yogurt? What are some easy and appealing ways to include more yogurt in your meals? For tips, we asked Dr. Michelle Hauser, a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School and a certified chef and nutrition educator.

Choose a low-fat yogurt

Yogurt has the same percentage of fat as the milk (or soy) used to make it: 3.25% (whole milk), 0.5%-2% (low-fat), and less than 0.5% (nonfat).

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