Food Comparison

March 1999 Issue

Alive and Active (and Probiotic): What to Look for in a Yogurt

With flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake, White Chocolate Strawberry and Mocha Latte, it's getting harder to recognize yogurt these days. But variety isn't necessarily a good thing, if it only means extra sugar. All yogurts are not created equal. To impart health benefits beyond simple nutrition, a yogurt must contain enough live and active cultures. All yogurts start out with the starter cultures Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus. But in yogurt that's been

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