It was not long ago when the first frozen yogurt selling companies like Tutti Frutti landed in Pakistan and gave the Pakistani awaam yet another thing to obsess over (way before Momina Mustehsan came around). Most of us found the entire idea of sweet froyo (short for frozen yogurt) pretty captivating because of all the nice colors and flavors it is available in. Apart from that, it has been said to be the chosen dessert for fitness fanatics, now why is that?
Is It Low On Calories And Low-Fat?
Yes, frozen yogurt is basically all tart and therefore very low on calories, so yay! Also, yes if you go easy on the toppings and take a small quantity instead of overflowing your yogurt cup, froyo is definitely a low-fat treat for you as well. It is pretty rich in probiotics which give your immune system all that strength that it needs. It also helps in keeping the digestive track healthy, so the benefits don’t just end with that.
Is It All Healthy And No Junk?
This certainly depends on the company you pick, since a lot of names that work for frozen yogurt labels are using chemicals as a part of their froyo recipe, including certain preservatives and unhealthy forms of sugar. Choose a name that is all natural and less on sugar with their flavors. However, you cannot truly define frozen yogurt as healthy because there is little to no nutritional value. It’s just a creamy tub of dessert that you can carry to the gym without the fear of getting all those calories.
Count Your Toppings
So a lot of people would be at peace with their diet program when including frozen yogurt to it a few times, little do they count what the toppings contain. The next time you hit your local frozen yogurt store, do pay attention to the kind of toppings they serve you with because all the sugar that you might be missing out on in the yogurt would be making your way into your blood stream through those gummy bears and candies. Some of our froyo points also serve fresh fruits as toppings, which is a healthier alternative to jellies. This also helps to keep your body away from calories. Nevertheless, do make sure that you don’t go haywire with it. You can choose to pick one kind of topping, whole fruit or just one or two wafer sticks, instead of doing a pick and mix.
The Ice-Cream Vs Froyo Debate
While a greater population of our very samajhdaar awaam confused it with and actually called it ‘ice-cream’. No, froyo is not a walaitee form of ice-cream, it is completely plain yogurt with certain flavors, coloring and sugary content added to it. Well, it certainly is healthier than ice-cream and not the same. Since it’s lesser in sugar and all yogurt based. So yes, if your cheat day isn’t here yet and still you are craving for some creamy frozen dessert, this is a better option than ice-cream.