Tricks of the Trade: The Health Mystique of Yogurt

Move and Be Well

My “tricks of the trade” pieces focus on approaches that I use to stay healthy that other professionals may find useful.

As I was checking out at the grocery store today, I couldn’t believe how many containers of yogurt the person in front of me had purchased.  I often times forget that many people are completely fooled into thinking yogurt is a health food.  Most yogurts are sweetened with added sugar, but also sometimes use honey, molasses, lactose, fructose, fruit concentrates, corn syrup, and my worst enemy: high fructose corn syrup.  Now, there are some yogurts that are plain with no added sweeteners, so if you are going to have yogurt, this is the way to go. However, very few people eat it that way. They usually have to throw in some sweet tasting granola or something like that to liven it up.  I would suggest fresh, whole fruit if…

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