fReady-made fruit yogurts have been repeatedly criticized by consumer advocacy groups due to their composition. The Rhineland-Palatinate Consumer Center has now purchased 24 strawberry yogurts from four supermarkets and discounters – the most common brands to be found there – and determined after laboratory analysis: A typical 150-gram cup contains, on average, 15.4 grams of strawberries. is the equivalent of one fruit.
However, with such a small amount of fruit, it is impossible to achieve a clear fruity taste and rich color. Consumer advocates say people are often scammed. Flavors then added flavor, and beetroot juice added an attractive red color, they say.
Six sugar cubes in a mug
But above all – and this is the point of view of nutrition experts that should be criticized in the first place – ready-made fruit yogurts are “real sugar bombs”, according to Caroline Ludwig from the nutritional counseling service at the Consumer Advice Center. According to Ludwig, a 150-gram can of yogurt contains an average of 17.3 grams of sugar, which equates to six sugar cubes: So, sugar-rich strawberry yogurt is not a healthy snack in between.
As the nutrition expert explains, according to the World Health Organization recommendations, adults should consume an average of no more than 50-60 grams of sugar per day, and children no more than 30 grams. With two glasses of yogurt, this sugar recommendation for children would have already been reached. Reason for recommendation: Too much sugar in the diet can lead to obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, and cardiovascular disease.
According to Ludwig, there’s a better option: chop or puree fresh strawberries and mix with double the amount of natural yogurt. Also works with strawberry jam in winter.
Source: Frantfurter Allgemeine
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