How Much Sugar?


  • 24 Jul 2018 9:58 PM
    Message # 6396809

    I’m really missing yoghurt but upon reading your guide (taking into account that there is a lactose component in the sugar total on labels) it appears almost all yoghurt is ok if it is less than 3% - ie after deducting the lactose component

    Am I missing something 

  • 25 Jul 2018 3:07 AM
    Reply # 6397055 on 6396809

    Hi - no you're not missing anything.  Full fat yoghurt is fine. Same as milk - there's about 3-4% lactose present naturally which is no problem at all.

    For reassurance, read the ingredients list which should not include "sugar" of any kind.

  • 25 Jul 2018 5:07 AM
    Reply # 6397264 on 6396809

    Sweet Poison Quit Plan pp 75-78 shows that the first 4.7% of the sugar in natural yoghurts is lactose based which metabolises as glucose (the good guy). So it's OK to eat yoghurts with up to 7% "sugars" when keeping to the 2% rule. Just beware of "low fat" yoghurts because when they remove the fat they also remove the flavour. Then it's replaced with salt and sugar - BAD!

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