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    • Some Yogurts Are Worse Than Twinkies



      By Abigail Wise HuffPo

      We all like to think of yogurt as a healthy breakfast, but as it turns out, many of the most popular yogurt brands have more sugar than a junk food you'd never consider eating.

      The American Heart Association recommends that men eat no more than 36 grams of sugar per day, and women no more than 20. One Twinkie makes a big dent in that recommended daily max, packing 19 grams of the sweet stuff, Time reported. Many of the top-selling yogurts have even more.

      Part of this high sugar count is due to sugar that occurs naturally in yogurt, but the amount of natural sugar varies dramatically, depending on the kind. Lowfat yogurt, for example, is notorious for being high in sugar, Monica Reinagel, M.S., LDN, CNS tells The Huffington Post. The first 17 grams of sugar per serving, in lowfat varieties, is naturally occurring lactose. In original yogurt, it's common to see anywhere between 12 and 15 grams of natural sugar, according to Heather Bauer, R.D., CDN. That's why Bauer recommends going Greek. Greek yogurt, she said, has as little as 6 grams in plain flavors.

      What really ups the sugar, though, is what we put into that plain yogurt. Fruit, especially the syrupy kind mixed into store-bought yogurts, is a common culprit. Plus, once you start throwing in candied nuts or sweetened granola, you've can quickly find yourself well beyond the sugar content of an entire Twinkie. "If you're going to add toppings, always stick to a plain flavor," Bauer says.

      But many would-be yogurt eaters will tell you they just don't care for the bitter taste of a plain scoop. To make it more palatable, nearly all big brands, like Yoplait and Dannon, offer a large selection of fruit- and sometimes even dessert-flavored options. It's often these sweet additions that give the yogurts like the five below more sugar than a Twinkie.

      Yoplait Original Strawberry
      Strawberry-flavored original Yoplait yogurt, despite being 99 percent fat free, packs 26 grams of sugar per 6-ounce container.

      Dannon Fruit On The Bottom Blueberry
      This blueberry offering from Dannon is proof that you should always check nutrition labels -- or you could end up with 24 grams of sugar per 6-ounce serving.

      Stonyfield Smooth & Creamy Lowfat French Vanilla
      This vanilla pick from Stonyfield clocks in at 29 grams of sugar per 8-ounce serving.

      Brown Cow Nonfat Vanilla
      Brown Cow's nonfat vanilla has 25 grams of sugar per 6-ounce container.

      Dishonorable Mention: Activia Blueberry Probiotic Yogurt
      Activia walks a fine line with 19 grams of sugar per 4.4-ounce container of the blueberry flavor. That's as much as a Twinkie, in a smaller-than-average serving size.

      Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5379590.html
      Comments 13 Comments
      1. fightnews's Avatar
        fightnews -
        so what its still good for, sometimes u have to eat something that taste good, our bodies evolved on sugar and now we are going to knock yogurt to? at least its not a candy bar. if you are that worried about it why don't you fk off to the woods and eat pine cones and berries all day
      1. fueledpassion's Avatar
        fueledpassion -
        Twinkies have 4.5g of fat, coupled with the sugars and zero fiber is a sure way to accumulate extra fat.

        My theory has been to avoid eating heavy fats AND sugars simultaneously since the two together ensure fat gain.

        Carbs, unless glycogen is fully repleted, will not likely store as fat. It's science.
      1. fightnews's Avatar
        fightnews -
        Originally Posted by fueledpassion View Post
        Twinkies have 4.5g of fat, coupled with the sugars and zero fiber is a sure way to accumulate extra fat.My theory has been to avoid eating heavy fats AND sugars simultaneously since the two together ensure fat gain. Carbs, unless glycogen is fully repleted, will not likely store as fat. It's science.
        i know carbs get such a bad rep. all these anti carb fad people are wrong
      1. Battossi's Avatar
        Battossi -
        Originally Posted by The Press View Post
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        By Abigail Wise HuffPo

        We all like to think of yogurt as a healthy breakfast, but as it turns out, many of the most popular yogurt brands have more sugar than a junk food you'd never consider eating.

        The American Heart Association recommends that men eat no more than 36 grams of sugar per day, and women no more than 20. One Twinkie makes a big dent in that recommended daily max, packing 19 grams of the sweet stuff, Time reported. Many of the top-selling yogurts have even more.

        Part of this high sugar count is due to sugar that occurs naturally in yogurt, but the amount of natural sugar varies dramatically, depending on the kind. Lowfat yogurt, for example, is notorious for being high in sugar, Monica Reinagel, M.S., LDN, CNS tells The Huffington Post. The first 17 grams of sugar per serving, in lowfat varieties, is naturally occurring lactose. In original yogurt, it's common to see anywhere between 12 and 15 grams of natural sugar, according to Heather Bauer, R.D., CDN. That's why Bauer recommends going Greek. Greek yogurt, she said, has as little as 6 grams in plain flavors.

        What really ups the sugar, though, is what we put into that plain yogurt. Fruit, especially the syrupy kind mixed into store-bought yogurts, is a common culprit. Plus, once you start throwing in candied nuts or sweetened granola, you've can quickly find yourself well beyond the sugar content of an entire Twinkie. "If you're going to add toppings, always stick to a plain flavor," Bauer says.

        But many would-be yogurt eaters will tell you they just don't care for the bitter taste of a plain scoop. To make it more palatable, nearly all big brands, like Yoplait and Dannon, offer a large selection of fruit- and sometimes even dessert-flavored options. It's often these sweet additions that give the yogurts like the five below more sugar than a Twinkie.

        Yoplait Original Strawberry
        Strawberry-flavored original Yoplait yogurt, despite being 99 percent fat free, packs 26 grams of sugar per 6-ounce container.

        Dannon Fruit On The Bottom Blueberry
        This blueberry offering from Dannon is proof that you should always check nutrition labels -- or you could end up with 24 grams of sugar per 6-ounce serving.

        Stonyfield Smooth & Creamy Lowfat French Vanilla
        This vanilla pick from Stonyfield clocks in at 29 grams of sugar per 8-ounce serving.

        Brown Cow Nonfat Vanilla
        Brown Cow's nonfat vanilla has 25 grams of sugar per 6-ounce container.

        Dishonorable Mention: Activia Blueberry Probiotic Yogurt
        Activia walks a fine line with 19 grams of sugar per 4.4-ounce container of the blueberry flavor. That's as much as a Twinkie, in a smaller-than-average serving size.

        Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5379590.html
        Articles like this is why people label **** as junk food.

        Look. If your diet consist of just yogurt. ..sure. Time to find a new plan.

        However if you have a yogurt plus a balance your worrying over nothing. Also note I discredit almost everything the Huffington Post writes. They push to many agendas.
      1. elegua's Avatar
        elegua -
        Originally Posted by fightnews View Post
        so what its still good for, sometimes u have to eat something that taste good, our bodies evolved on sugar and now we are going to knock yogurt to? at least its not a candy bar. if you are that worried about it why don't you fk off to the woods and eat pine cones and berries all day
        Are you seriously getting emotional over an article about yoghurt?
      1. mrmello's Avatar
        mrmello -
        Originally Posted by elegua View Post

        Are you seriously getting emotional over an article about yoghurt?
        Lol!!!
      1. rodefeeh's Avatar
        rodefeeh -
        20 g of sugar for females? How is that possible with getting in your fruits and dairy? My wife's daily glass of milk puts her over halfway there.
      1. fightnews's Avatar
        fightnews -
        Originally Posted by elegua View Post
        Are you seriously getting emotional over an article about yoghurt?
        well i really like yougurt
      1. Type O Hero's Avatar
        Type O Hero -
        Twinkie Protein Treat:

        1 Scoop whey
        4 Twinkies
        1lb of butter
        1/2lbs honey
        1 Whole egg
        1 Edible dildo (caramel, preferably)
        2 Cups fancy whip cream

        Then beat dat ass.
      1. arnoh's Avatar
        arnoh -
        "The American Heart Association recommends that men eat no more than 36 grams of sugar per day, and women no more than 20"

        What kind of experts are these? Seriously. Carbs=Sugar. Only difference is the type of sugar. Is it a complex sugar like starch or is it a simple suger like glucose. So according to these experts no one should consume anything above 36 grams of carbs :think:

        And people should stop worrying about stuff like carb filled yoghurt when they still drink soda and eat mcdonals every week.
      1. greaser's Avatar
        greaser -
        Plain Greek style yogurt with pieces of actual fruit like blueberries, etc., is the way to go.
      1. Ethniceq's Avatar
        Ethniceq -
        Anti-carb people? We've had our eyes opened and know that the fat is evil notion of the 90's was sorrily mistaken. They cut out the fat, made up for it with natural
        sugar and Diabetes became the winning horse.
      1. Type O Hero's Avatar
        Type O Hero -
        Originally Posted by Ethniceq View Post
        Anti-carb people? We've had our eyes opened and know that the fat is evil notion of the 90's was sorrily mistaken. They cut out the fat, made up for it with natural
        sugar and Diabetes became the winning horse.
        Whatever happened to fancy glass dildos?

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