Best yogurt with active cultures

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My doctor told me to start eating yogurt with active cultures or to take a probiotic supplement. Does anyone have any suggestions on the best kind? I am also trying to lose about 10 pounds. So I was thinking maybe eating yogurt for breakfast could be a filler. Suggestions?

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  • CMNVA
    CMNVA Posts: 733 Member
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    Plain yogurt is always best. Just ensure that the side of the container indicates that it has live, active cultures. If you can't tolerate plain yogurt with fruit, nuts, cereal added, then look for the yogurt with the lowest sugar count. Some of these yogurts are definite sugar bombs and should be classified as desserts. Siggis has about the lowest sugar count for a flavored yogurt that I can find, but it's pretty tart. Lot of people don't like that.

    If you can't find one palatable to you, then just take the supplement. The calories and sugar would not be a good trade off.

    I personally like Fage brand at either 0% or 2% fat and I do eat Siggis also: vanilla.
  • vikinglander
    vikinglander Posts: 1,547 Member
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    My GF and I use these:

    Greek Gods Whole Milk Yogurt: http://www.greekgodsyogurt.com/24oz-products/plain/

    Icelandic Provisions Skyr: http://www.icelandicprovisions.com/

    Natural Factors 12/12 Ultimate Probiotics: http://naturalfactors.com/en-us/product/ultimate-probiotic-1212-formula-en-us/
  • hesn92
    hesn92 Posts: 5,967 Member
    edited June 2017
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    I can't do plain yogurt. Yuck. I only eat vanilla. I also don't like the fruity flavors. They're just too sweet.

    I buy probiotic yogurt from aldi, if you have one of those. They are basically the activia off brand. Just as good, a lot cheaper.

    There for a long time I ate a probiotic yogurt with some granola every day for a snack.
  • rainbowbow
    rainbowbow Posts: 7,490 Member
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    i've taken a bunch of yogurts, but some or most cause me digestive issues. I prefer to take a broad-spectrum probiotic like this one:

    https://dk.iherb.com/r/flora-udo-s-choice-super-8-hi-potency-probiotic-30-capsules/3060/?p=1
  • Tried30UserNames
    Tried30UserNames Posts: 561 Member
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    I think the best tasting yogurt is Noosa brand. Of course, it's high in calories and sugar, but it is delicious. I also like Siggi's, but that may not technically be yogurt. Kefir also has good probiotics, more than yogurt.

    Otherwise, most yogurt has active cultures. Greek yogurt is higher in protein than regular yogurt.
  • JoRocka
    JoRocka Posts: 17,525 Member
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    yogurt is active cultures.

    I think noosa tastes like *kitten*. I think chowbani tastes like *kitten*.

    I like Cabot. Fage is good- but expensive.

    just try them out till you find one you like.
    Or make your own. it's rather simple.
  • mccraee
    mccraee Posts: 199 Member
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    I like fage 0% and trader joes greek yogurts. especially in a smoothie. Or instead of ice cream (really!) w/ maple syrup & walnuts.
  • ForecasterJason
    ForecasterJason Posts: 2,577 Member
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    If you make your own using plain Greek yogurt as a starter, you should end up with a decent amount of live cultures in it.
  • slaite1
    slaite1 Posts: 1,307 Member
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    I think the best tasting yogurt is Noosa brand. Of course, it's high in calories and sugar, but it is delicious. I also like Siggi's, but that may not technically be yogurt. Kefir also has good probiotics, more than yogurt.

    Otherwise, most yogurt has active cultures. Greek yogurt is higher in protein than regular yogurt.

    Yup.

    Go to the store and pick 1 each of a bunch of brands to see what you like. Have you never had yogurt at all? I eat yogurt and take a probiotic. I think they both help with my digestion, but maybe I just want to think that. Who knows.

    I'm so used to Greek yogurt that I don't really like regular yogurt anymore, but you might. Its thinner. I love fage. But most brands will do in a pinch. Aldi makes pretty good yogurt for the $z I go through phases where I like all the weird, sweet flavors and others where I just eat plain Greek with a bit of PB or fruit. Buy what's on sale and find what you like.

    Just don't eat lime flavored. It's disgusting.
  • nowine4me
    nowine4me Posts: 3,985 Member
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    It's super cheap so buy a few different brands, styles and flavors. All yogurt has active cultures. My #1 fav is Fage 2%
  • lemurcat12
    lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886 Member
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    I'm also fond of Fage 2% and also the various skyr options I've tried.
  • DaintyWhisper
    DaintyWhisper Posts: 221 Member
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    I would recommend Wallaby greek yogurt in vanilla. It's a little high in sugar, but I've never been one to eat plain yogurt.. But, the yogurt is creamy and vanilla-y and delicious! Any other kind of yogurt I eat doesn't taste quite as good now. :blush:
    http://wallabyyogurt.com/our-products/whole-milk-greek-yogurt/item/whole-milk-greek-vanilla-bean-32oz
  • mjbnj0001
    mjbnj0001 Posts: 1,091 Member
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    We're in the USA, Mid-Atlantic area. Stoneyfield organic plain whole milk regular or Greek is good for all purposes. Lowfat is ok for eating, doesn't make as great salad dressing base. We don't like nonfat. We also like Cabot Greek plain whole milk or 2%, as above. We go through 1-2 qts/week of yogurt (regular and/or greek) for eating/smoothies/marinades/dressings. I've tried Skyr, but they only come in small serving cups in my local stores; another poster here on MFP suggested Wegmans for larger-size tubs, but that trip would a bit of an expedition for me. We also use some store brands when we can't get the above. I avoid other national brands, except maybe Fage. Yogurt is an acquired taste, you should try a few to find one you like.