Which type of yogurt is the healthiest?

Published on Fri Oct 21 15:24:00 UTC 2011
Brierley Wright

Which type of yogurt is the healthiest?

Since I'm not a big milk drinker, yogurt is my preferred form of dairy. Eating yogurt is an easy, tasty way to get some much-needed calcium. Plus it delivers a healthy dose of protein and good-for-you probiotics. (Enjoy it in these Smoothie Recipes and More Healthy Breakfasts with Yogurt.)

But yogurt made from cow’s milk isn’t the only choice out there these days. On my recent trips to the supermarket, I’ve noticed more yogurts made from alternative “milks” (soy, rice, almonds, etc.). You may be wondering whether these options are a healthy choice? Here’s how yogurts made from alternative milks stack up nutritionally compared to yogurt made from cow’s milk.