The Confusion Over Sugar in Yogurt!

I met someone who is upset that their child eats candy.  However, this same person thinks that Yoplait yogurt is a healthier choice.  The food industry has certainly fooled and convinced a lot of people that the items that they buy are healthy, when in fact, they are not.  People have no idea how to read labels.  Now, I am not a perfect label reader and yes, I am guilty of using sugar substitutes, which are NOT healthy.  HOWEVER, this blog is about weight loss and keeping weight off and not health.  But, I will try to cover both a little here.

So, let’s look  at it.

Yoplait Mixed Berry:  This has about 4-5 tablespoons of sugar in it (not much protein either)

yoplait

 

Calories 150 Sodium 95 mg
Total Fat 2 g Potassium 230 mg
Saturated 1 g Total Carbs 25 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 18 g
Trans 0 g Protein 6 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Vitamin A 15% Calcium 20%
Vitamin C 2% Iron 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

A Kit Kat bar:  This has about 5-6 tablespoons of sugar in it

 kitkat

  1. Servings:
    1 bar/4 fingers
Calories 230 Sodium 35 mg
Total Fat 12 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 7 g Total Carbs 29 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 1 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 22 g
Trans 0 g Protein 3 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Vitamin A 2% Calcium 6%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily

  1. Servings:  1 bar/4 fingers

So,  is saying no to the candy bar in favor of a yogurt really necessary if the sugar is about the same?  Maybe you should just eat the damn Kit Kat if you are going to eat that much sugar…..but if you want ot watch sugar in your diet, you have to read labels!!

If you want to give yogurt to your child, it would be better to find  one low in sugar and possibly has the probiotics in it.  The plain ones have the least amount  of sugar, but not everyone can eat the plain one.

List of yogurts who have probiotics:

Here are some common brands that have lactobacillus acidophilus:
  • Chobani.
  • Dannon.
  • Yoplait.
  • Fage.
  • Stonyfield.
  • Siggi.

List of yogurts, which have low sugar:

This is a link to a list of yogurts to eat instead of what you have been eating:

Better yogurt choices

I have also written that the best tasting low sugar yogurt is this one:

Low sugar, high protein: (mostly the same for all flavors)

 

SO, the point is to read the labels and get to know what you are eating!  Sugar can be disguised in healthy looking packages!

 

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