Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hot Yogurt...........................


It sounds so good for you to eat for a daily snack, but let's really look at it. Fat aside, there's the calcium and protein you find in all milk products, along with probiotics, which make it easier to digest for those with lactose issues. The only problem is that straight yogurt can be pretty bitter, so manufacturers load the stuff with sugar and masquerade those carbs as fruit in an effort to make the whole thing more palatable. Have a look at most flavored yogurt and you'll find the second ingredient to be sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. One container of Yoplait® Original Strawberry has 170 calories, with 5 grams of protein and 33 grams of carbohydrates, 27 of which are sugar. Oddly enough, these are the exact same nutrition facts for Yoplait's other, less healthy-sounding flavors, including Key Lime Pie and White Chocolate Raspberry.  
The solution is to buy plain yogurt and flavor it for yourself. You would be amazed at how far a handful of raspberries or a tablespoon of honey will go to cut the bitter taste.

 

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