Yogurt: health food or sugary snack?
Long hailed as a wellness-promoting health food, yogurt is most often considered a dietary choice that doctors not only approve of, but often choose for themselves. High in protein, calcium and beneficial live cultures, the age-old fermented food is a mainstay in communities around the world.
In recent years, however, yogurt recipes have evolved to include more sugar, in some cases reaching levels that rival soft drinks or even candy. Today, 12% of the weight of a standard serving of yogurt is comprised of sugar, and many brands contain levels that are even higher.