What are some good probiotic yogurts?


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Some of the best probiotic yogurts on the market include Kefir and Skyr, according to Women's Health Magazine. Yogurt with probiotics help to remove bad bacteria from the gut and may even improve brain function.

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What are some good probiotic yogurts?
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When choosing a yogurt that contains probiotics, look for one that is low in sugar and high in calcium. Most yogurt contains at least 15 percent of the recommended daily allowance of calcium, but many have up to 50 percent of the calcium an adult needs in a day, according to Everyday Health. Greek yogurt typically has less calcium than regular yogurt,

Yogurt must have at least 100 million cultures per gram in order for it to be healthy. As long as that minimum has been met, the yogurt may contain a "Live and Active Culture" seal.

Skyr is an Icelandic yogurt that contains 20 grams of protein and 20 percent of the daily calcium a person needs. It is made from skim milk, making it naturally fat-free and is thicker than Greek yogurt.

Kefir is a yogurt drink loaded with probiotics. It contains protein, B vitamins and more probiotics than regular yogurt. Since it is a liquid, it works well in smoothies or for people on the go.

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