Food Fraud: Low-Fat Yogurt

Too often this nutritional superstar — rich in protein and calcium — contains shocking amounts of added sugar. Some brands add 30 or more grams of fructose, sucrose, or other sweeteners Compare plain to fruited yogurts to see the difference between naturally-occurring milk sugar and added sugar listed on the nutrition facts panel.

Food Fix: Six ounces should be 90-130 calories and under 15 grams of sugar. Avoid sugary “fruit on the bottom,” or blend sweetened yogurt with plain, nonfat yogurt.

My personal favorite is to pick-up plain greek yogurt. You skip the extra sugars by going plain, but you also get the added benefit of extra protein. Greek yogurt can be a little more bitter than regular if you aren’t used to it, so try mixing in your favorite drink mix or some sugar-free preserves to give it some punch.

*See other posts about Food Fraud here to find other dishes that are fooling you
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