Choosing Your Yoghurt

The following came from an email newsletter from BioTrust Nutrition.  While it may seem basic to some, I feel there’s a great deal of value in re-visiting the basic.  Enjoy the read! icon_smile

yoghurtDid you know that almost
ALL yogurts are flat out bad news for your waistline?
“Light” yogurts,
for instance, are absolutely terrible for you, and for more reasons that
one.
First, most “light” yogurts are loaded with artificial sweeteners
and/or high fructose corn syrup.
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is one
of the top 3 WORST ingredients you could ever consume.  First, as it’s name
suggests, it’s made of primarily fructose, a sugar that easily spills over to
fat storage when consumed in sizable quantities.
And artificial
sweeteners are…well…artificial.  Do you really want to put chemically
altered, man-made ingredients that don’t exist in nature into your body?  Us
either.
Second, HFCS is made from genetically modified
corn.
Third, HFCS spikes blood sugar and insulin like almost no other
food or ingredient.
Bad news all around.
Bottom line, just because
something is low calorie (i.e. “Light”) doesn’t make it a healthy choice, or
even a choice that will positively affect your fat loss goals.

What about
“fat free” yogurts?
Well, hopefully we all know and understand by now
that fat isn’t bad.  Fat is a critical nutrient to both your health and your fat
loss efforts and actually helps to naturally stabilize many important hormones
in your body that play a key role in optimizing your body’s fat-burning
environment.
Secondly, most fat-free yogurts are LOADED with sugar.
Here’s a plan:  Let’s get rid of the naturally occurring healthy fats and load
up on sugar instead!  Sounds like a plan to us…a really bad one.
So
does that mean you should be avoiding all yogurts?
No, in fact there’s
ONE type of yogurt that we highly recommend you use as part of your fat-burning
diet…and that’s Organic Plain Greek Yogurt.
First, Greek yogurt has
double the protein of regular yogurt, so you get more protein punch in every
spoonful.
Second, by choosing the plain variety you avoid all the extra,
unnecessary, artificial ingredients along with calorie-boosting excess
sugar.
Lastly, by going organic you’ll avoid the hormones and antibiotics
that are otherwise generally injected in the typical cow.

Greek Yogurt is
our #1 pick for mid-meal snack and we enjoy a serving of Greek yogurt just about
every day.  We recommend you do the same.

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