Yogurt in its purest form is inherently simple and healthy. You take milk, add some probiotic bacteria — and voila! Unfortunately, buying yogurt at the supermarket isn’t quite so easy. You have to sift through products made from all different kinds of milks (cow, sheep, almond, etc.) in a variety of styles and textures (Greek, Icelandic, Australian, etc.). Some yogurts contain real fruit and real sugar and others don’t. Some yogurts are heat-treated, which damages the healthy bugs that our guts love.
To save you a little time and a lot of frustration, we sorted through the cluttered supermarket shelves and found the six best and four worst yogurts. All of the best yogurts are lower in sugar, have higher-quality ingredients and have live active cultures.