Yogurt is technically a processed food, especially since it can be pretty hard to find yogurt made from raw milk here in the States. However, even pasteurized yogurt has a number of health benefits to offer. Just be sure to stay away from the low-fat, flavored varieties, because they tend to come loaded with sugar that will counteract a lot of the health benefits that real yogurt has to offer.
The Nutrient Content of Yogurt
Full-fat yogurt is an excellent source of fat and protein, not to mention probiotics. When you eat real yogurt, you’re introducing billions of beneficial bacteria into your gut. These are the good guys that we want to stick around because they help us digest our food and a healthy gut biome is linked to everything from reduced illness to healthier skin.
Yogurt also comes loaded with calcium, vitamin D, and various B vitamins, so it definitely fills the Paleo requirement of a nutrient-dense food.
Mark Sisson even lists yogurt among the best brain foods.