Sugar in Yogurt

This yogurt has 17 grams of sugar?!

Labels labels labels! Always check the labels because otherwise you don’t know what you are actually eating. I’ve been eating the same Light & Fit greek yogurt for years thinking it was healthier because there is only 80 calories, not realising that I was still eating all this sugar. Yes, Light & Fit greek only has 7 grams of sugar compared to other yogurts, but I never realized I was eating added sugars like sucralose and fructose until I saw yogurts that said no added sugars and no artificial flavors, so I looked at the label.

While I’m on my journey to eat even healthier than I have been by replacing junk food such as chips and cookies with healthier snacks like fruit and yogurt, I decided to take a look at the other yogurt options available and perhaps change yogurts if I could find one I liked better with no added sugars and artificial flavors. While looking at the yogurts, I never realized how many yogurts had added sugars. Most of the greek yogurts I looked at had cane sugar as an ingredient. I don’t want sugar in my yogurt unless it’s natural sugar from fruit or yogurt.

Looking at all the options, I looked at Chobani’s greek yogurt, which caught my attention with the fruit on the bottom and no artificial flavors, but then I glanced at the ingredients and noticed cane sugar listed. Took a look at the nutritional facts and there is 15 grams of sugar, no thank you. Then I saw Oikos’ Triple Zero greek yogurt that had zero fat, no added sugar, no artificial sweeteners, only 6 grams of sugar, but 120 calories; not bad, definitely an option. I looked at another yogurt, but I can’t remember the name of it, which doesn’t really matter because it’s not that important because it had cane sugar as an ingredient and 17 grams of sugar, uh heck no!

The last yogurt I noticed happened to be a Light & Fit greek yogurt called, “Two Good.” So, I was like, “cool! What’s this?” Checked it out and it only has 2 grams of sugar, no artificial flavors, aspartame, sucralose, or acesulfame-k, and is still 80 calories. This is the one! When I got home, I tried it and it’s pretty good; I enjoyed it. There was no fruit in it like the other kind and it is not as sweet, of course, but it tasted like greek yogurt and is pretty dang good for only 2 grams of sugar. Not only that, but Light & Fit also has a non-dairy version with 4 grams of sugar and 100 calories. Way to go Light & Fit!

This was a lesson I’ve learned to always look at the labels even for food I have been eating that I thought was healthy because in reality, we don’t actually know what is in our food unless we look at the labels. You never know what you might find.

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