Hello Fro Yo: Why This Frozen Dessert Is Good For Your Health

Frozen yogurt has become increasingly popular over the last few years. With an estimated 2,582 frozen yogurt stores tallied in 2013, people all over the United States are lining up with tasting spoons and empty containers to enjoy this frozen dessert. Boasted as an ice cream alternative, this treat is not only delicious but also good for you. Frozen yogurt, much like more traditional yogurt, contains multiple health benefits. Remember these nutritional facts the next time you head to your local shop to enjoy this sweet, creamy dessert.

  • Happy Tummy: Just like regular yogurt, the frozen variety is full of probiotics. These live cultures make their home inside of your digestive system, keeping your body healthy and regular. 

  • Healthy Heart: Yogurt, both frozen and regular, has properties that increase healthy cholesterol and decrease your risk for heart disease. While maintaining a healthy diet overall is the true key to this health benefit, a little bit of frozen yogurt won't hurt. 

  • Low In Calories, High In Taste: When compared to ice cream, frozen yogurt is low in calories and saturated fat. When enjoyed in moderation, this snack is a great way to add some sweetness to your day without overindulging. 

  • Nutrient Frenzy: Yogurt contains potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and other minerals. This is also true for the frozen variety. Incorporating these nutrients into your daily food intake are essential to your body's overall function. 

  • Sugar Shy: For the health-conscious, frozen yogurt's low sugar content is an absolute plus. Excess sugar is harmful to the body in multiple ways, and this treat is a great option when it comes to desserts

Knowing all of these health benefits, however, remember that moderation is key. You can't reap the benefits of this low-sugar treat while piling it high with candy toppings. To optimize frozen yogurt's nutritional value, opt for simple flavors such as vanilla or fruit, and avoid filling the largest container to the brim. You don't have to be perfect, however. A little bit of indulgence keeps life in balance, so choose frozen yogurt for your next treat.
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About the Author: Tim Porter

Tim is the CEO and people builder of FrozenDessertSupplies.com. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, collecting watches, and Classic Mini Coopers.


Our purpose at Frozen Dessert Supplies is "Build People and Deliver Joy." That means that everything we do, from manufacturing to packaging to delivery, is to build you and your business and deliver joy to you. We also strive to build our employees and help them to be better people.

Our paper ice cream cups are made withFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPE (Polyethylene). Our clear plastic cups, banana split boats, and plastic dome lids are made fromPET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). Our plastic spoons and straws are made fromPP (Polypropylene). Our eco-friendly ice cream cups are made fromFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPLA (Polylactic Acid). PLA is plastic made from corn starch. Our eco-friendly spoons are also made from PLA. Our eco-friendly wooden spoons are made from FDA approvedsmooth birch wood.