Originally Posted by fawn512
I thought yogurt is good for the body??!! What if u bought the 0% fat?
Actually, my personal opinion is that yogurt is not that great for you. Yes it's a dairy source, and yes it has protein, but it has a lot of disadvantages compared to other foods.
Most yogurts are loaded with sugar. The less fat, the more sugar. Lite yogurts have less sugar, but are loaded with artificial sweeteners. Usually the lower the carbs and sugars the more chemicals in the ingredients. Also, the amount of protein is often quite low, compared to the carbs and/or fat content. Finally, yogurt has no fiber (unless it has chunks of fruit, but its minimal).
Here is an excercise that can be quite enlightening. Choose 3 different types of yogurt off the shelf in the grocery store - 1 regular, 1 low fat, and 1 lite. Compare not only the ingredients, but the nutritional values for calories, carbs, protein, and fat. Next, compare any of these types of yogurt to the same information on an ice cream container. Often, not much difference when you consider equal portion sizes (ice cream is usually 1/2 cup while most yogurts are now 6 oz.)
I think there are a lot of snacks out there that are healthier and more balanced than yogurt.