Yogurts With More Sugar Than A Twinkie

  • metta

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    May 27, 2014 5:43 PM GMT
    Yogurts With More Sugar Than A Twinkie

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/26/yogurt-sugar-twinkie_n_5379590.html
  • metta

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    May 27, 2014 5:45 PM GMT
    I used to buy the Fage greek yogurt until I saw the sugar content in those.

    So I try and look for the 100 calorie greek yogurt with the 0% fat. I have found that the sugar content tends to be lower in those.
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    May 28, 2014 3:46 PM GMT
    They think twinkies are bad??

    ONE glass of chocolate milk has 37 g of sugar..... ONE GLASS!!!

    And raisin bran has 18 g of sugar per serving... granted some of that comes naturally from the raisins, but still....

    It's insane how high the sugar content is in many foods.

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    May 28, 2014 5:00 PM GMT
    Most yogurt is high sugar because of what's in it or what people add to it. Unless you drink it black, coffee has more sugar than a Twinkie. Speaking of which...ever notice flavored coffee creams come as fat-free and sugar-free but not both? There's a reason, and that reason is why I don't buy any dairy-like product that's non-fat.



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    May 28, 2014 11:42 PM GMT
    Read ALL labels for everything. If you can make your own of something, make your own. I make my own rice pudding (with no sugar added) after seeing how much was in the store-bought stuff. Also, I like almond milk, but have to go looking for the non-sweetened version. It's annoying how hard it is to get no-sweetener-added food if you buy pre-packaged.

  • LJay

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    May 29, 2014 2:53 AM GMT
    Diabetics are urged to include no more than 60 grams of carbs in a meal and to have three meals per day.

    Try it.

    For just a couple of days, try counting the carbs like mad and limiting them to 60 per meal.

    Ways to cut carbs: fiber, whole fruits, protein, salad greens and vegetables.

    You may not want to take it up as a permanent thing, but the exercise is revealing.
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    May 29, 2014 3:12 AM GMT
    Make your own yogurt. All it takes is a Yogourmet warmer and yogurt culture made by the same company. Buy a half gallon of Trader Joes Cream top milk, boil at 180°, cool down to 120°, add culture and mix and place in the warmer for 24 hours. You have a full half gallon of yogurt that you can add fruit, honey whatever to it plus add it to curries, desserts, etc. And great for the gut flora.
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    May 29, 2014 5:42 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidMost yogurt is high sugar because of what's in it or what people add to it. Unless you drink it black, coffee has more sugar than a Twinkie. Speaking of which...ever notice flavored coffee creams come as fat-free and sugar-free but not both? There's a reason, and that reason is why I don't buy any dairy-like product that's non-fat.





    I put Kerrygold Irish butter in my coffee.
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    May 29, 2014 4:29 PM GMT
    There is not ONE redeeming healthy quality about a twinkie. At least yogurt has calcium, protein, and live active bacteria.

    All of the yogurts listed seem to be bovine.

    My favorite is Redwood Hill Farm Plain Goat yogurt. Only 7 g of sugar per 6 oz.
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    May 29, 2014 11:46 PM GMT
    ^


    You can't really find goat milk in half gallon sizes though to make your own. Yogurt is good for the gut. Proof is my dog have the runs all his puppy life. Them I started giving him a little yogurt which he loves and he is good now.
  • Beeftastic

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    May 30, 2014 10:05 AM GMT
    That article is misleading. Unsweetened yogurt has a lot of sugar from the milk itself. I'm looking at a bottle of unsweetened Kefir (liquid yogurt) right now. It's got 11 grams of carbs (which all lactose - a sugar). Unsweetened greek yogurt has a similar amount of native sugar, and the Trader Joes fruit greek yogurt I have on hand has 17 grams of carbs. So only 6 grams of those carbs are sucrose sugar. That's not really much sugar.
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    May 30, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
    Just another example how the Low-Fat myth made this country obese. Think of all those fat women "dieting" on low fat yogurt and getting even fatter.
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    May 30, 2014 7:04 PM GMT
    LionEyes said
    IzzyMusc saidThey think twinkies are bad??

    ONE glass of chocolate milk has 37 g of sugar..... ONE GLASS!!!

    And raisin bran has 18 g of sugar per serving... granted some of that comes naturally from the raisins, but still....

    It's insane how high the sugar content is in many foods.



    You JUST found this out? LOL I've been on diets for years and one of the first things you need to drop when you want to loose weight is sugar. I always read the label, ORANGE JUICE... it have 40g of sugar if I remember correctly or around those high numbers. Don't let fat free or low carb labels fool you, there are a LOT of foods with high sugar content. Right now I'm in the paleo diet and only consume sweets through a limited ingestion of natural fruits or if I'm preparing a dessert I use honey (also to sweeten the coffee) and that's pretty much the extent of it.


    Yeah, Paleo is the way to go. I avoid fat-free and "sugar-free". Sugar free processed food generally means a fake artificial sweetener.
  • Beeftastic

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    May 30, 2014 7:37 PM GMT
    Another misleading fact in this article is this this: "The American Heart Association recommends that men eat no more than 36 grams of sugar per day, and women no more than 20.".

    This recommendation is for added sugar or sucrose. It is not for the natural sugar that is found in yogurt, which is at least 50% of the total sugar in most fruit/sweetened yogurts.