But do you know what else might be rolling in the deep in these yogurts? Sugar! As much as 20g! Which is.... of sugar!
20g of sugar = about 5 teaspoons of sugar!
Here's a blurb from the article:
Yoplait joined the party, too, but its version is dubious at best—made with "milk protein concentrate" and additives like gelatin instead of 100% strained yogurt like those made by Chobani, Fage, and Oikos. While plain, low-fat Greek yogurt is a nutritional powerhouse, some of the flavored options pack more sugar per ounce than soda (about 39 g per 12-ounce can) and ice cream (about 24 g for 4 ounces). Ouch. The worst offenders (for a 5.3 ounce portion): Fage Total 2% With Honey at 29 g, Cabot 2% Strawberry at 24 g, Dannon 0% Honey and Chobani Blueberry Nonfat, each with 20 g.
Should you cut Greek yogurt out of your diet? NO!
Should you check the labels and avoid high sugar varieties? YES!
And since it's Thinking Tuesday pass the word along...you may save someone useless calories!
Love and strained dairy,
Carissa & Kyle
Check out past Thinking Tuesday posts:
- Is milk bad for you?
- The vanishing blueberries