Food & Nutrition

5 yoghurts you can buy that are actually healthy

Published by Finn Hayden

Yoghurt is a delicious snack which is very convenient and consumed by millions of people every day. But there are lots of yoghurts out there which definitely can't be described as healthy - they're often high in fat, high in calories, and packed with sugar.

Luckily, there are also lots of healthy yoghurts out there. We think a healthy yoghurt should be low in fat, high in protein, and contain friendly bacteria which is good for your gut. There are lots of yoghurts out there like this, so we thought it would be useful to round up the healthiest yoghurts that you can buy in the UK. Let's get into it:

Arla Skyr

We're huge fans of Skyr, not just because we love the taste but because of how healthy this yoghurt is. It's pretty well-known that Skyr is high in protein as this is how it's often marketed, but many people don't realise that as well as being jam-packed with protein, Skyr is also completely fat free. Yes, entirely free of any fat! Obviously, it still contains calories, but it's still lower in calories than many similar yoghurts - for example, Arla Skyr contains just 63 calories per 100g, whereas the Tesco Greek Style yoghurt contains 99 calories per 100g. That's a significant difference! Arla Skyr also contains a whopping 10.6g of protein per 100g, and it contains friendly bacteria. On top of all of this, Arla Skyr is really thick, which is exactly how we like our yoghurt. Learn more and buy it here - sainsburys.co.uk
Arla Skyr

Bio & Me Original

All of the products in the Bio and Me range are packed with good bacteria for your gut (even the granola), and that is part of what makes the yoghurt from the brand so healthy. Every pot of the Bio and Me prebiotic yoghurt contains 700 billion cultures and 18 different live and active cultures. Also, unlike other yoghurts on the market, the team at Bio and Me includes the cultures Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Bifidobacterium, both of which have been extensively studied to show that they’re among the most beneficial cultures you can consume. The Original variety of yoghurt from Bio and Me contains no added sugar and also contains a whopping 7.6g of fibre per 100g. To put that into perspective, there is absolutely no fibre in the Tesco Greek Style yoghurt, and that’s the case for most other yoghurts too. Learn more and buy it here - bioandme.co.uk
Bio & Me probiotic yoghurt

Biotiful Kefir Protein

Protein is a nutrient which has a number of benefits - not only does it help to repair your muscles, but it can also help you to feel fuller which can stop you from snacking. There are lots of yoghurts which are high in protein, but the Biotiful Kefir Protein is a bit special - not only does it contain 11g of protein per 100g (which is 7g more protein per 100g than you’ll find in the Tesco Greek Style yoghurt), but because it’s kefir yoghurt it’s also packed with friendly bacteria which is great for your gut. This kefir yoghurt is thicker than the kefir drinks we've written about previously, so it's best eaten with a spoon. The Original variety of this yoghurt is the healthiest because it contains no added sugar and also contains no artificial colours, flavours, or any other additives. It’s also high in both Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B2. Learn more and buy it here - ocado.com
biotiful kefir protein

The Coconut Collab Gut Health

For those of you who prefer vegan yoghurts, the Gut Health vegan yog from The Coconut Collab is as healthy as any dairy yoghurt you’ll find - made using cultured coconut milk, it’s packed with billions of live cultures and it also contains prebiotic fibre. Also, despite being a vegan product, it still contains vitamins such as Vitamin D and Vitamin B12, as well as 102mg of calcium per 100g. We like the original variety, but even if you buy the strawberry variety it only contains naturally occurring sugars. Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com
The Coconut Collab Gut Health yoghurt

FAGE Total 0% Greek Style Yoghurt

If you’re looking for a healthy thick Greek style yoghurt to serve with fruit then look no further than the FAGE Total 0% Greek Style Yoghurt - despite being fat free, this yoghurt is very thick in texture. It’s also low in calories - this yoghurt contains just 54 calories per 100g, which is 45 fewer calories per 100g compared to the Tesco Greek Style yoghurt. On top of this, it contains a whopping 10.3g of protein per 100g, which is almost 7g more protein than you’ll find in the Tesco Greek Style yoghurt. The FAGE Total 0% Greek Style Yoghurt is fat free, low in calories, high in protein, and absolutely delicious. Learn more and buy it here - sainsburys.co.uk
Fage Total 0%
We hope this guide helps you to find an excellent healthy yoghurt. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other recommendations for us to try!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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