Low-fat: Really healthy?

Low-Fat Flavored Yogurt

Yogurt has a long-standing reputation as a healthy food. Studies show that plain yogurt may help with weight loss and improve body composition, in part by increasing levels of the fullness hormones GLP-1 and PYY (11).

However, low-fat, sugar-sweetened yogurt contains too much sugar to qualify as a nutritious choice.

In fact, many types of low-fat and nonfat yogurt are as high in sugar as desserts.

For example, 8 ounces (240 grams) of fruit-flavored, nonfat yogurt contains 47 grams of sugar, which is nearly 12 teaspoons. In comparison, an equivalent serving of chocolate pudding has 38 grams of sugar (12, 13).

Nonfat and low-fat yogurts also contain minimal conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a compound found in dairy fat that may cause fat loss (14, 15).

Bottom Line: Plain yogurt made from whole milk is healthy, but sweetened low-fat yogurt can be as high in sugar as desserts.

read more: http://www.ecowatch.com/10-low-fat-foods-that-should-not-be-part-of-a-healthy-diet-1897152594.html


1 Comment

  1. What whole milk yogurt brand would you recommend? It seems like many of the brands in retail are sweetened low-fat yogurts ><

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