National Nutrition Month Shocker: Frozen Yogurt Offers Weight Loss Help

Zinga Frozen Yogurt cites Harvard Study: Small changes in diet could make a big difference in maintaining weight over time.

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Moderation is only one key for avoiding age-related weight gain. Another key is to eat more nuts, fruits, vegetables, whole grains -- and yogurt,

Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 27, 2014

March is National Nutrition Month reminding us that even small changes in diet could make a big difference in maintaining weight over time. Adding to that good news is the fact that desserts such as frozen yogurt with fruit and nuts – can help keep your weight in check and that could even help you achieve that “beach body” for the warmer weather to come.

Moderation is only one key for avoiding age-related weight gain. Another key is to eat more nuts, fruits, vegetables, whole grains -- and yogurt, according to a Harvard study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2011. The verdict: small changes in diet could make a big difference in maintaining weight over time.

There were more than 5,000 retail frozen yogurt shops in the U.S. in 2011 and the number of stores grew by 31 percent between 2010 and 2011 alone, according to U.S. News & World Report. In 2011 sales reported by frozen dessert shops in general, were $6 billion per year, according to Darren Tristano, executive vice president of the food research and consulting firm Technomic.

“While many of our customers tell us they enjoy Zinga! Frozen Yogurt as an almost-decadent dessert or snack, more and more are telling us that non-fat frozen yogurt with toppings of fruit and nuts satisfies their sweet tooth while also making sense as a way to keep weight gain in check,” said Zinga franchisee Kathy Dell Isola, owner (with husband Sal) of the Zinga store in North Andover, MA.

Zinga! Frozen Yogurt offers dozens of yogurt flavors including gluten-free, no sugar added and dairy-free options in addition to a number of healthy toppings. And Zinga also offers Greek yogurt in a variety of flavors for those seeking higher probiotic and protein content.

"Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right" is the theme for National Nutrition Month® 2014. This year's key messages for NNM will focus on how to combine taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that follow its Dietary Guidelines recommendations.

Nutritionists are not all in agreement on how yogurt helps keep waistlines from expanding but what is well known is that the bacteria cultures in yogurt do good work inside our intestines.

Dell Isola points out that all of Zinga’s yogurt flavors meet the National Yogurt Association’s criteria for “live and active culture yogurt.” All are 100% dairy along with live cultures, as Zinga never uses any powders for their yogurt.

About ZINGA
Established in early 2011, ZINGA! “The World’s Best Frozen Yogurt,” is growing quickly in the self-serve frozen yogurt segment. Its franchise restaurant savvy leadership seeks successful franchise restaurant operators to become early entrants into the segment’s fast-growing concept. Zinga President John Fitchett said Zinga Franchise Group has 296 stores currently in development in 12 states. He projects 12 new stores to open in 2014. Fitchett’s lengthy career includes stints as area director, franchisee and vice president of development and operations for large franchise restaurant chains.

For more information about ZINGA and franchise opportunities, visit http://zingafroyo.com.


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