Yes, you can add yogurt to your surprisingly healthy carbs list. “I’ve had clients come to me saying they’ve been told to avoid yogurt,” says Hagar, and she can actually understand why. Those flavored types of yogurt are often packed with added sugars, meaning they can be high in simple carbs.
However, Hager recommends plain Greek yogurt as a healthier and safe option. “Plain Greek yogurt (especially one with probiotics) should be included in a healthy diet because it’s a great source of protein and calcium,” she says. “Even better, probiotics help boost immunity and promote a beneficial gut flora that can prevent digestive issues.”