Play Yoplait In Your Daily Diet

According to a recent Yoplait Yo-Plus™ survey, nine-out-of-ten women have become committed to their digestive health in the last five years and eight-out-of-ten prefer to regulate their digestion through foods. When considering foods that help aid digestion, women now have the option of Yo-Plus with probiotic cultures which is specifically designed for digestive health.

Eaten regularly, Yo-Plus can naturally regulate the balance of microorganisms in the digestive system, while offering consumers the great taste they can always expect from Yoplait. “Irregular digestion is not only uncomfortable, but affects your everyday life,” said Ryan Stalker, Associate Marketing Manager for Yo-Plus. “Yo-Plus is the only yogurt on the market with Optibalance™, which can help maintain or put digestion back on track. And, with the smooth texture and rich flavors – including our recently introduced flavors Cranberry Raspberry and Blackberry Pomegranate – consumers do not have to sacrifice taste.”

Optibalance™, a unique blend of probiotic cultures and natural fiber, may help consumers regulate their digestive system when eaten daily. When compared side-by-side with Dannon’s Activia, both Yo-Plus and Activia contain active probiotic cultures and both are a good source of calcium (Yo-Plus provides 15 percent of the recommended Daily Value).

However, only Yoplait’s Yo-Plus has the added benefit of dietary fiber, with three grams per 4-ounce serving, which provides additional digestive health benefits, plus vitamins A and D (10 percent of the recommended Daily Value). In addition to the special probiotic culture Bifidobacterium, Yo-Plus also contains the live and active yogurt cultures L. bulgaricus and S. thermophilus. With women looking for more natural ways to regulate their digestion through food choices, probiotics continue to gain notoriety. In fact, according to the Yo-Plus survey, nearly two-thirds of women are familiar with probiotics, a strong indication that this health trend is gaining momentum as women become more aware of their options for healthy eating.

“Probiotic cultures are beneficial to health when consumed in adequate amounts,” said Christina Meyer-Jax MS, RD of the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition. “Consuming probiotics on a regular basis, along with plenty of fiber and fluids, is a natural way to help regulate your GI tract.”

Yo-Plus flavors include: Strawberry, Vanilla, Cherry, Peach, and the recently introduced Cranberry Raspberry and Blackberry Pomegranate. The newest Yo-Plus flavor, Blueberry Acai, will be in grocery stores in January 2009. Yo-Plus is available at a suggested retail price of .79 per 4-ounce cup 4-pack.

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