Nasty Food of the Week

Nasty Food of the Week – Yogurt

Gogurt
Gogurt

 

 

 

 

 

Ahhhhhh….yogurt. Yogurt is a fantastic, healthy, product which can certainly be a part of your clean eating diet. Yogurt, especially Greek yogurt, is rich in calcium and protein. One 7 oz. container of FAGE low fat plain Greek yogurt has 150 calories, 20 grams of protein, 8 grams of carbs and only 8 grams of sugar.

But the above type of yogurt is most definitely NOT a healthy food. First of all the SECOND ingredient is sugar! Yogurt is supposed to be a healthy food, not another way to get more sugar into your system.

One trend in food products these days is the appearance of a gluten free label. What the food manufacturers are attempting to do now is to slap a gluten free label on items so you’ll be fooled into thinking that gluten free = healthy. Nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve found plenty of products with the gluten free label that are simply loaded with sugar. ALWAYS read labels! It makes me REALLY angry how the food manufacturers continue to lie to us. You really have to be your own advocate and be vigilant about the labels on EVERYTHING you and your family consume.

And please tell me I’ve misunderstood the label on the right hand side of this product. Does this yogurt container actually GLOW IN THE DARK????? There has been considerable talk recently about how BPA’s in plastic packaging can make their way into the foods we eat. I cannot even imagine the horrific chemicals that most assuredly must be in glow in the dark packaging! EEK! It is disturbing to me how they market these products so obviously to children. Their little bodies have a much lower tolerance for chemicals than adults.

A much healthier alternative is to purchase plain yogurt or Greek yogurt and add your own fresh fruit. It makes an awesome snack or breakfast!

 

 

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