Yogurt: The best and worst yogurt for your diet revealed!

Are you sure you're choosing a healthy yogurt?
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  • From Muller to Weight Watchers, we've compared the best and worst yogurt for your diet to find out which is the healthiest yogurt you should be eating.

    Healthy yogurts are a fridge staple in most family homes for the simple reason that they’re quick and easy lunchbox solutions, great dessert options and a good source of calcium (and sometimes fruit, depending on which one you go for). But are you sure you’re choosing the healthiest yogurt for your needs? Take a look through this list of best and worst yogurt for your diet to decide for yourself…

    Deciphering the details can be time consuming and confusing, so we’ve done the hard work for you. With the help of nutritionist Dr Sana Khan, we’ve compared different varieties of yogurt ranging from kids’ favourites like Munch Bunch and Petits Filous, well-known healthy yogurt brands like Onken and Danone, to other favourites like Greek yogurt, so you know which healthiest yogurts to bulk buy and those to leave on the shelf.

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    With alarming levels of sugar, high calories and lots of fat in some of the most popular supermarket favourites, the presumed ‘healthiest yogurts’ could be doing more damage than good with many people not realising which ones aren’t very good for us after all.

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    In fact, one of the healthy yogurts we rated contains a staggering 18.8g of sugar – that’s nearly 40% of your daily allowance in one go!

    Dr Sana Khan says, “Yoghurt is a great source of protein but I would recommend the ones that are not packed with sugar. The one rated the best here is the probiotic goats milk yoghurt, which is live and has less sugar. It contains just 3.1g sugar per serving and also contains live bacteria which may help support gut health.”

    A new study also revealed that lots of yogurts branded ‘healthy’ contain almost all of a child’s recommended daily sugar intake – that is nearly five sugar cubes!

    Worst on Public Health England Liverpool’s list was Muller corner with 4.9 sugar cubes. Aldi’s own brand yogurt took a close second place with 4.7 cubes. Each cube represents 4g sugar.

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