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How much saturated fat is in that yoghurt

Choosing a yoghurt that’s lower in saturated fat is better for heart health. We show you how to pick the best.

Yoghurt is a great way to get our daily calcium and protein. But, being an animal product, it can also be high in saturated fat. While too much saturated fat in our diet can increase our risk of heart disease, research also suggests dairy may play an important role in helping prevent heart disease.

Be aware that choosing a dairy-free yoghurt may or may not lower the sat fat. We found coconut yoghurt has the highest amount of saturated fat.

It’s recommended adults eat no more than 24g saturated fat each day, based on a daily intake of 8700kJ.

We compare the saturated fat in a 130g serve, about ½ cup of yoghurt, to a 24g daily saturated fat maximum.

Any product examples given here were correct at time of publication. However, remember to check the ingredients and nutrition information every so often, as these can change over time.

Cyclops Thick & Creamy Yoghurt 1% Fat
0.8g in 130g serve
Fresh ‘N Fruity Fruit of the Forest
1.0g in 130g serve
Anchor Protein+ Plain Yoghurt Unsweetened
1.6g in 130g serve
The Collective Super Kefir 13 Unsweetened
1.8g in 130g serve
Gopala Natural Yoghurt Low Fat
2.3g in 130g serve
Good Boost Co. Almond Yoghurt Greek Style Mango & Passionfruit
2.3g in 130g serve
BioFarm Acidophilus Organic Yoghurt
3.8g in 130g serve
Piako Creamy Coconut
5.3g in 130g serve
Clevedon Valley Buffa lo Natural Yoghurt
7.0g in 130g serve
Doctors Choice Dairy Free Bio Yoghurt
21.5g in 130g serve
Cathedral Cove Naturals Coconut Yoghurt
23.0g in 130g serve
Zenzo Coconut Yoghurt Natural
27.3g in 130g serve
First published: Dec 2018



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