Strawberry Yogurt Throwdown

Yoplait Source vs. Olympic Chia Prebiotic

The yogurt aisle at the grocery store now offers more options than ever before. How do you determine the healthy options from the less healthy ones? A quick look at the ingredients’ list of Yoplait Source Strawberry Greek Yogurt reveals much more than the low calorie count boasted on the front of the package.

 

Savvy Alerts:
Artificial flavour
Artificial colour
Carrageenan
Potassium sorbate
Acesulfame potassium (artificial sweetener)
Sucralose (artificial sweetener)

 

Acesulfame Potassium:

The artificial sweetener Acesulfame Potassium (aka Ace K) is 200 times sweeter than sugar. Despite the fact that early studies suggested it may cause cancer in lab animals, to date, it is the least-tested of all the artificial sweeteners. Long-term use of Ace-k has been linked to nausea, headaches, mood swings and possibly cancer. It may also contribute to hypoglycemia.

Savvy Pick

Olympic Dairy has taken yogurt to a whole new level of healthy. They have just introduced an exciting new Balkan-style yogurt with added chia—a superfood providing antioxidants, omega-3 and protein. The creamy yogurt tastes indulgent, but with 10 grams of protein per 175g serving, it’s the perfect choice for breakfast or a healthy snack.

 

 

Randy Boyer & Andrea Donsky are the founders of The Healthy Shopper. To find coupons for natural & organic products visit www.thehealthyshopper.ca

Categories: Healthy Alternatives