16 Sneaky Foods That Can Increase Your Diabetes Risk

By Eloïse Reyns / Nutrition / November 9th, 2019

10. Low-Fat and sweetened yogurt

Low-Fat and sweetened yogurt, diabetes

Yoghurt is a healthy food, but only if you choose full-fat, organic, and plain. Many people are choosing low-fat or sweetened yoghurt, thinking they are consuming less added sugar.

In moderation, yoghurt can be a healthy source of carbohydrates, protein, fat, and good bacteria, but be mindful of the portion size, the frequency, and the calorie count of certain brands. Yoghurt is an excellent source of calcium, protein, and probiotics, and regular consumption of yoghurt is associated with better immune system function, weight management, and reduced inflammation.

Low-fat and sweetened yoghurts are often loaded with sugar so try choosing plain, full-fat, organic yoghurt. You can, of course, sweeten this with fruit like berries or even half a teaspoon of honey or real maple syrup. Yes, this is still sugar, but it allows you to be in control of how much sugar you are regularly consuming.


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