I just read an article in the paper stating that the sales of yoghurt are steadily trending downward. In our semi-upscale local grocery chain there are roughly 8 linear feet, 4 to 5 shelves worth, of yoghurt on display. Other than plain yoghurt, there are 4 (!), store brand, generic yoghurts available with “no sugar added”. (Both my husband and I dislike 2 of those 4 flavors). All the other greek, skandinavian, australian, etc. yoghurts have sugar added, in addition to the already naturally occurring sugar in the fruit. I have a well functioning digestive system, no need for probiotics, also basically no weight problem except when it comes to sweets and sugar in general. Any type of sweetened food tends to immediately show on the scale. Much more than ingested fat or carbs in general. Yes, I could buy plain yoghurt and add my own fruit, but since I’m not crazy about yoghurt in the first place, the large container would likely go bad before I get around to eating it.
Most of the time I do not care for sweet stuff, some home-baked cookies around Christmas time, dark chocolate frequently, doughnuts once a year (apple doughnuts when apple-picking in NC). Anyway, this sort of ties a little into the sugar in general discussion. I just find it frustrating that there are tons of gluten free, reduced fat, organic, non-GMO, etc. food products available, but not something as simple as no-sugar yoghurt.
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