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Strawberry-Cheesecake Yogurt? That Can’t Be Good (for You).

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

by Leigh Ann Otte

Mmmm. Key lime pie, orange crème, vanilla. Can’t you just taste the rich, creamy flavors? Now mix a little yogurt in. No, really!

Have you tried dessert-flavored yogurts? I like them. I guess not everyone does. That commercial comes to mind—the one where the husband searches the fridge for the decadence he hears his wife talking about. All the while, he overlooks the healthy yogurts.

But did you catch that? I just called them healthy. Are they really? I mean, strawberry yogurt has strawberries in it. What does strawberry-cheesecake yogurt have except sugar?

We asked Mindy Podolsky Owens, a registered dietitian in Los Angeles, for the hard, harsh truth. She dishes it out in this week’s featured article.

Here’s a hint at what she says: I went to the Dannon Light & Fit website and compared the nutritional information for the strawberry and strawberry cheesecake flavors, both fat-free. Guess which flavor fits which profile below.

Flavor 1

  • Calories: 80
  • Sodium: 75 mg
  • Sugars: 9 g
  • Protein: 5 g

Flavor 2

  • Calories: 80
  • Sodium: 80 mg
  • Sugars: 11 g
  • Protein: 5 g

Both flavors have the same percentage of listed vitamins and minerals.

Have you guessed? Here’s the answer …

Flavor 1 is the strawberry cheesecake.

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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of and a freelance writer specializing in health and aging. This information is not meant to be individual advice. Please consult your doctor for that. See our disclaimer here.

Full disclosure: We’re not connected with Dannon or any other yogurt company, and we do not receive compensation for this article or the links in it.

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