How to Choose the Right Yogurt – Medical Advice

Yogurts in general, as foods that contain sugar, are just as harmful as other sugary drinks – this is what nutritionist Mikhail Ginzburg says.

When buying yogurt, you need to pay attention to several factors at once. First of all, it is worth making sure that the product does not contain excessive amounts of lactose, the doctor noted.

“Milk contains 5 percent of the sugar lactose, which is just as harmful as other sugars: fructose, sucrose, and so on. Yogurt should contain less lactose than milk because, during the fermentation process, part of the lactose is converted into lactic acid,” Ginzburg said.

According to him, yogurts in general, as foods containing sugar, are as harmful as other sugary drinks.

“Everything in yogurt is useful if it is not sugar: Bifidus bacteria, calcium, easy-to-digest protein,” Ginzburg said.

However, the doctor says, the fat content of a dairy product is not as important as it is commonly believed. You shouldn’t try to include only low-fat yogurt in your diet, the nutritionist is sure.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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