What would you choose between full-fat plain yogurt and a low-fat, fruit flavored one?
Most people would pick the second option which unfortunately is much worse than the first.
Here’s a rule of thumb: just because something is labeled as ‘low-fat’ doesn’t mean it keeps your waistline intact! In fact, most fruit-flavored yogurts are overloaded with sugar; sometimes, a single cup can give you more than 30 grams of sugar!
The same theory applies to frozen yogurt, which can be equally (if not more) sugary than plain ice cream. As you may already know, sugary drinks increase your blood sugar levels rapidly, a phenomenon known as ‘sugar rush.’
The downsize is that every sugar rush brings a sugar crush, which alters normal insulin production while leaving you hungrier than before.
If you want to play it safe, just make your own fruit-flavored yogurt by mixing full-fat options with fresh fruit. This option gives you more nutrients, it’s more fulfilling and keeps your gut healthy at the same time!