70g TOTAL 2% yogurt with 80g strawberries
69 calories - Strawberries are one of the best foods, and you can enjoy them with some creamy yogurt for only 69 calories.
- High in calcium
- Very high in sugar
Calcium is a mineral that gives strength to bones and teeth. It is important for muscle contraction, blood clotting, and nerve function. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body.
The Dietary Reference Intake for calcium is 1000 mg /day for adult males and females and 1200 mg /day for adults over age 50. The Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) for healthy adults is 2,500 mg/day.
When calcium intake is low, calcium is pulled from the bones to keep blood levels normal. A deficient calcium intake over time contributes to osteoporosis, a disorder characterized by porous, fragile bones that is a serious public health problem.
Sugar is one of three kinds of carbohydrate: starch, fiber and sugar. Sugar is found only in foods of plant origin. In food, sugar is classified as either naturally occurring or added. Naturally occurring sugars include lactose in milk, fructose in fruit, honey and vegetables and maltose in beer. Added sugars originate from corn, beets, grapes, and sugar cane, which are processed before being added to foods. The body cannot tell the difference between naturally occurring and added sugars because they are identical chemically. Although, food sources of naturally occurring sugars also provide vitamins and minerals, while foods containing added sugars provide mainly calories and very few vitamins and minerals. For this reason, the calories in added sugar are called "empty calories". High intakes of sugar promote overeating because of its stimulating taste.Soda is the number one source of sugar in the U.S. diet, followed by sweetened fruit drinks. Sweets and candies, cakes and cookies, and dairy desserts such as ice cream also major sources of sugar. Many presumably wholesome foods, like ready-to-eat cereals and breakfast bars, are also significant sources of sugar. Sugar occurs naturally in fruit and milk products, and to a lesser degree, in vegetables.