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Yogurt deserves its reputation as a healthful food. It's a great source of protein and calcium. When made with non- or low-fat milk, it's low in fat. If it contains live starter cultures, it can aid digestion. Some manufacturers add other cultures during processing to enhance the health-promoting potential of yogurt. The most commonly added cultures include Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. casei, L. reuteri and Bifidobacterium bifidum. These "probiotic" bacteria pass through the stomach to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. There, they help maintain a healthy balance between the 200-plus kinds of bacteria that live there.