Yogurts deceptively high in sugar, UK study finds
Most yogurts have deceptively high levels of sugar, with organic yogurts among the worst offenders, a new study warned. Researchers analyzed more than 900 yogurt brands found in UK supermarkets and found that only 9% can be classed as low in sugar -- containing less than five grams of sugar per 100 grams -- while just 2% of children's yogurts are low in sugar.
The study also warned of the "health halo" effect that leads consumers to automatically assume that organic products are healthier, despite this category of yogurt being the most sugary. Organic yogurts contained an average of 13.1 grams of sugar per 100 grams, which is roughly equivalent to three sugar cubes, while children's yogurts averaged 10.8 grams. Greek and natural yogurts were the least sugary varieties, with an average of five grams per 100 grams.
My own observation, when I started out on LCHF, was that the low-fat yogurts were the worst culprits as they seemed to be adding sugar to compensate for the flavour lost when the fat is removed.
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Most yogurts have deceptively high levels of sugar, with organic yogurts among the worst offenders, a new study warned.