The Sugar in Yogurt

British nutritioners have found that more than 900 different yogurt products have too much sugar in them -- even in plain yogurts and Greek yogurts.

According to the World Health Organization the recommended added sugar per day for children is 3-6 teaspoons while for adults is 6-9 teaspoons.

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Your Yogurt Is Probably Loaded With Sugar

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Making Yogurt Appealing

Yogurt is basically fermented milk and with anything that is involved with fermentation the end product will most likely have a tangy taste to it. However, tangy is something that isn't always appealing to everyone's taste buds.

With manufacturers being able to add enough sweeteners to overcome yogurt's sour notes, it became more appealing thus able to generate more income.

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Redefining Yogurt

Yogurt is fermented milk and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to review the definition of milk due to the innovations of the range of milk such as dairy-free milk, coconut milk, and other alternatives that can be used in yogurts.

However, they have not yet redefined yogurt because the International Dairy Foods Association only requires for yogurt to have more than 3 grams of fat per serving in order to avoid confusion with low-fat yogurt.

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Yogurt has a lot of great benefits to our health and it's a great way to add calcium and beneficial bacteria into our diets. Anyone can adapt to the taste of low-sugar yogurt and it just needs time and gradual incorporation.

Yogurt with fruits in it are likely to have a high amount of added sugar, but you can instead buy fresh fruit of your own and add it into that, thus getting less sugar but more fruit with the same number of calories or even lower.

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