Some research has shown that calcium-rich foods, such as yogurt, might help with weight loss, and a recent study found that milk products, like yogurt, might help with colon cancer risk. However, fruited and/or flavored yogurts have up to 8 teaspoons of added sugar, more sugar then you’ll find in some candy bars. With Americans consuming more sugar than has ever been consumed by any living creature in the history of the planet, or about 30 to 50 teaspoons a day, we need to cut way back on sugar not keep piling it on!
The probiotics in some yogurts is beneficial, so definitely include yogurt in your diet (if you’re not lactose intolerant, and even then most people can tolerate small amounts of yogurt, especially with a meal). Choose plain, nonfat or low-fat yogurt then sweeten it yourself with a teaspoon or two of all-fruit jam or lots of fresh fruit. You never will add as much sugar as was added for you in the commercial fruited yogurts. Photo credit: peddhapati via Compfight