12/3/13

Trade Up Tuesday: Drinkable Yogurt



One of my favorite things about yogurt is that it can be a filling snack but also an excellent breakfast choice. Breakfast happens to be my very favorite meal.  As a snack, yogurt and a handful of nuts can tie you over to the next meal in a nutritious fashion.  For me, yogurt for breakfast consists of ¾ c of yogurt, ⅓ c granola & ½ c of berries.

There are many different kinds of yogurt out on the market. For our purposes today, we looked at two drinkable yogurts: Lifeway Biokefir Blackcherry and Activia Peach. Both of which are a good on-the-go snack.

Lifeway Biokefir Blackcherry (NuVal 76)
Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 1 bottle, Serving per container: 1, Calories: 60, Calories from fat: 0, Total fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 50mg, Total carbohydrate: 10g, Protein: 5g, Vitamin C: 4%, Vitamin A: 10%, Vitamin D: 25%, Calcium: 30%
Ingredients: Pasteurized Cultured Nonfat Milk, Agave Nectar, Cherry Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavors, Green Tea Extract, Grape Concentrate, Pomegranate Extract, Apple Extract, Kosher Gelatin, Red Beet Juice

Activia Peach (NuVal 23)
Nutrition Facts
: Serving Size: 1 bottle, Serving per container: 1, Calories: 170, Calories from fat: 30, Total fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 75mg, Potassium: 210mg, Total carbohydrate: 28g, Dietary fiber: 0g, Sugars: 26g Protein: 6g, Vitamin C: 0%, Vitamin A: 0%, Calcium: 20%, Iron: 0%
Ingredients: Cultured Reduced Fat Milk, Water, Sugar, Milk Protein Concentrate, Fructose, Contains Less Than 1% of Peach Puree, Modified Corn Starch, Agar Agar, Natural Flavor, Tumeric and Black Carrot Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Sorbate.

For those of you wondering, kefir is a fermented milk drink made with kefir grains, and a popular superfood.

After looking at the nutrients & ingredients, Lifeway contains less calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, and carbs. Although both products are comparable, Lifeway Biokefir wins with a NuVal score of 76.

1 comment :

  1. Kefir has more probiotics than yogurt. There are many differences between yogurt and kefir, including how they are made, the type of bacteria present, and the health benefits of each. The beneficial bacteria found in yogurt help keep the digestive tract clean and provide food for the friendly bacteria found in a healthy gut. They pass through the digestive tract and are called "transient bacteria."

    The bacteria in kefir, on the other hand, can actually colonize the intestinal tract. Kefir also contains a lot larger range of bacteria, as well as yeasts. So while yogurt may contain a handful of different strains of bacteria, kefir may contain many more than that.

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