Sweetened Yogurt

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
1-minute read

Ask the Diva: About Sweetened Yogurt

Q. Does adding sweetener to yogurt kill the beneficial bacteria?

A. Sweeteners in yogurt don’t affect the beneficial bacteria to any significant degree, but they can turn an otherwise healthful choice into a sugar-loaded calorie bomb. Sweetened yogurt may contain up to 30 grams of added sugar--about 8 teaspoons worth!  Vanilla yogurt with fresh fruit is a much better bet. Plain yogurt with fruit would be best of all!

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.