If you’re stuck on yogurt, give kefir a try. You’ll get more probiotic power, but whether a daily drink of kefir does more than promote digestive health remains to be seen. There are simply too few well-controlled studies conducted in people.
Whether you eat yogurt or kefir – or both – choose a product that’s low in added sugars. Ideally, opt for plain versions and add your own fruit for flavor. A great way to incorporate kefir or yogurt into your day would be to add it to a smoothie. Blend your favorite fruits (or vegetables) in a blender with one half-cup of kefir or yogurt and enjoy for breakfast or snack.
April Graff, MS, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian at both Mankato Hy-Vee stores and can be reached at AGraff@hy-vee.com or call 625-1107 or 625-9070. Send her questions about food and nutrition, recipes, meal planning and healthy shopping.