Healthwatch: Most Yogurts Have Deceptively High Sugar Levels

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And beware organic yoghurts: while the O-word makes consumers perceive these as healthier and lower-calorie, the report found these to have 13g sugar per 100g - the second highest average sugar content after dessert yoghurts (16g sugar per 100g). We all know its good for us and most contain probiotics which help our digestive health.

"A lot of people don't actually realize how much added or free sugars are in yogurt", Bernadette Moore, associate professor at the University of Leeds' School of Food Science and Nutrition and the study's lead researcher, told CNN.

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. Only 2% of the children's products surveyed would have earned a "green tick" which indicates its official low sugar level.

The researchers wrote, "While yogurt may be less of a concern than soft drinks and fruit juices, the chief sources of free sugars in both children and adults" diets, what is worrisome is that yogurt, as a perceived "healthy food, ' may be an unrecognised source of free/added sugars in the diet".

Many yoghurts are full of sugar and the public should not be lulled into thinking they are eating healthy products, researchers say. A good source of "friendly" bacteria, they also contain protein, calcium, iodine and vitamin B.

Yoghurts do contain naturally occurring sugar, called lactose, but United Kingdom labeling laws do not require manufacturers to declare added sugars, the authors said. Greek and natural yogurts were the least sugary varieties, with an average of five grams per 100 grams. 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. YoCrunch low-fat yogurt sported 12 grams of sugar in a 113 gram serving, but that number spikes up to 19 grams of sugar if you add the accompanying "mix-ins", like Oreo cookies or M&M sweets.

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The team sorted the products into eight groups including desserts, organic yoghurt, natural or Greek yoghurt, dairy alternatives and yoghurts aimed at children, including fromage frais.

Yogurt contains the natural sugar lactose sometimes alongside added sugars, which are combined to give a "total sugar" figure on food labels.

But, with the exception of natural/Greek yogurts, the average sugar content of products in all the categories was well above the recommended sugar threshold.

One finding of the study that might come as a surprise to consumers is that organic yogurts were some of the sweetest of all.

The paper, "An evaluation of the nutrient contents of yogurts: a comprehensive survey of yogurt products in the major United Kingdom supermarkets" is published in BMJ Open 18 September 2018.

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