Supermarket yoghurts contain more sugar than Coke, study warns

Yoghurt

The evidence suggests that yoghurt and other fermented dairy products aid digestive and overall health.

Researchers analyzed more than 900 yogurt brands found in United Kingdom 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 results reveal that the mid-value for nearly all categories was far higher than the "low-sugar" benchmark, with a median of 16.4g of sugar per 100g for desserts and 10.8g/100g for children's products.

The yogurt category was the only one to surpass the 5% sugar-reduction target in the first year, and Tedstone expressed hope there would be further reductions posted in next year's report. The authors of the study calculated the median amount of sugar per 100 grams for each category of yogurt that they studied, and compared sugar averages.

Yogurts found in a USA supermarket have similar amounts of sugar to those found in United Kingdom stores.

This is especially true of the yogurts in the organic category, which are generally regarded as a healthier alternative.

As some states rightfully start to look at reducing sugar consumption from soft drinks, scientists underline another potential source of unneeded sugar: yogurt.

The NHS recommends that children aged four to six should have no more than 19g of sugar per day, while those aged seven to 10 should consume less than 24g daily. In fact, studies have shown yogurt consumers have a lower risk of obesity.

Yoghurts do contain naturally occurring sugar, called lactose, but United Kingdom labeling laws do not require manufacturers to declare added sugars, the authors said.

It's important to note that food labels in the United Kingdom report nutritional contents differently than in the U.S. Every component is based on a standard 100 gram portion rather than the classic U.S.

This information is significant when considering that obesity, even among children, is on the rise around the world. Chobani filed the lawsuit Monday, April 24, 2017.

Yogurt is often regarded as a healthy snack but a new study finds that most yogurts on store shelves are chock-full of sugar.

Moore suspects the amount of sugar in yogurt in the U.S.is about the same as in the United Kingdom. Moore advocates for more transparent food labeling, and changes from the yogurt industry itself.

But they warn that what many consider a healthy food could also play a part in various health problems due to its sugar content. Yogurt is marketed as a healthy food, but a study published this week in the British Medical Journal is the latest reminder that not all yogurt is created equal.

Greek and natural yogurts also contained higher levels of protein and the sugar is more likely to be naturally occurring than added. One Yoplait yogurt, marketed with Disney's popular Frozen characters on it, contains 13 grams of sugar in a 113 gram serving.

Related News:



Most liked

Eagles sign Jordan Matthews, place Mike Wallace on injured reserve
After garnering interest in free agency, Matthews eventually signed for the New England Patriots this offseason. Wide receiver Mike Wallace was placed on injured reserve with a fractured fibula in a corresponding move.

Sadak 2: Alia Bhatt Finally To Work With Father Mahesh Bhatt!
Starring Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt in leading roles, " Sadak " went on to become a path-breaking film of the 1990s. With films like Naam, Sadak , Gumrah , the actor got much appreciation for his collaboration with Mahesh Bhatt.

Demi Lovato's mom says star is 'getting the help she needs'
Regardless, the 38-year-old is making it known he's there for Demi as she seeks treatment following her overdose . "She's happy. Because you don't share six years with somebody and not give them a piece of your heart and vice versa. "I will keep fighting".

Meghan Markle joined by mum Doria for Grenfell cookbook launch
The mother and daughter have not been seen together in public since the royal wedding on 19 May. Ms Ragland was heard introducing herself to guests by saying: "Hi, I'm Meg's mom".

Emilia Clarke Shows Off Her Badass Game of Thrones Tattoo
The final season of the fantasy drama series will air in the first half of 2019, as fans have anxiously awaited the conclusion to the story.

Red Sox fans find 2018 AL East Champions banner in road
Iacuzzi, on the other hand, said he was just trying to "do the right thing". "I ran across like two lanes", Amaral said. Iacuzzi said the banner was wrapped in brown paper, and they waited until they got out of the vehicle to open it.

FEC suspends Nigeria Air, Aviation Minister says
The Minister of State, Aviation, has however announced that the national carrier has been suspended indefinitely. In a separate statement, Sirika said: "The suspension was strategic and had nothing to do with politics".

Two shark attacks in Whitsundays
He said she had been holidaying with her husband, Craig, and friends for less than two weeks when the incident happened. They do, however, reduce the overall number of sharks in the area, making it a safer place to swim.

China complains to Sweden over tourists' treatment
As China's economy keeps growing, an increasing number of Chinese people are heading overseas for leisure in recent years. As was the case in Stockholm, the incident gained attention only after it started trending on Chinese social media.

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren charged with false testimony in Dinamo Zagreb trial
Lovren moved to Lyon from Dinamo Zagreb in 2010 and then joined Southampton in 2013 and Liverpool a year later. I am proud of my life, every step of my life, everything that my family and I have created.

No Effect For Daily Aspirin On Healthy Life Span In Older People
Almost one half of the group was given 100 milligrams of aspirin while the others were given a placebo for almost five years. Previous studies have not shown such increases, and reductions in bowel cancer have been seen in some studies.

Netflix Releases Trailer For The Haunting of Hill House Series
Gugino is next slated to star in The Swinging Lanterns Stories with Rebecca Romijn, set for release in December. A modern adaptation: Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House debuts on the streaming service October 21.

There are only 4 personality types, study finds
Indeed, young males are overrepresented in the Self-Centered group, while females over 15 years old are vastly underrepresented. All of these tests were taken in the United States and Great Britain, and all focused on the Big Five personality traits.

Details emerge in ‘extremely troubling’ slaying of golf champion Celia Barquín
Paul Rounds, a public defender assigned to represent him, filed paperwork asserting his right to not speak to investigators. Even though she completed her eligibility as a golfer, she was remaining in Ames to finish her degree in civil engineering.

Shocking report accuses Ticketmaster of colluding with scalpers
For Ticketmaster, this market is "particularly lucrative", CBC reported. The reports could have a crippling affect on the ticketing giant.