Yogurt is produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. It is very nutritious, and like any other dietary product, very rich source of calcium, providing about 30% of daily recommended intake of calcium in a single cup. It is also rich in phosphorus, potassium, and protein. Consuming yogurt is one of the healthiest way to consume probiotics, which are effective in regulation of the digestive system.
Plain yogurt is low in calories, but some variations of yogurt that are loaded with artificial sweeteners by manufacturer, have higher caloric value.
For people who do not consume dairy products, there are soy yogurt, almond yogurt and coconut milk yogurt.