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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,812
1/12/13 7:41 A

Fage 0% Plain yogurt...it's the lowet in sugar I have found...add blueberries to sweeten...maybe 10 blueberries becaue they have antioxidants....why? Blueberries are low GI and have Manganese which helps convert the proteins, carbohydrates and fats in food into to energy. High in fiber it helps cholesterol too!

Honey fights bacteria and is a natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies, & helps reduce inflammation...you can spread it on hot toast too! Honey contains flavonoids & antioxidants, Being pre diabetic I came to learn that Honey's combination of fructose and glucose actually helps the body regulate blood sugar levels. Some honeys have a low hypoglycemic index, so they donít jolt your blood sugar and it also possesses large amounts of friendly bacteria..it has a lower glycemic index which means that honey is absorbed at a more gradual rate than sugar into the bloodstream, keeping blood-glucose levels steady.

I love the Fage cups with honey...to me, it tastes like a sundae....and my blood sugar does not spike....Honey has more calories than sugar but the benefits are better. 1/2 teapoon can do wonders because honey is natural and sugar is man made....try yogurt with walnuts too...they are good for your heart. Eat those berries...any kind of berries..they are good for you.

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 1/12/2013 (07:43)
CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
1/12/13 7:17 A

I use the 0% versions:

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Mostly I choose the vanilla/plain varieties if I'm using it for baking/adding to items like smoothies, especially.

I'll often choose the vanilla and add my own fruit (which I've defrosted from the freezer, or cut up fresh).

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1/12/13 2:38 A

I love greek yogurt! The plain stuff, and even the honey flavored, I can't do, but if I mix in a little bit of stevia or splenda and fruit... YUM. I'm a sugar fiend!

Uh... I've noticed that store brands tend to be "healthier" than name brands. Yoplait is pretty much crap IMO. 5 g of protein per cup and a BUNCH of added sugar in every kind. Not worth it. Activia is good in the way that it has more probiotics to help "regulate" you, but I prefer store brand. It's a heck of a lot cheaper and often times has more protein in it and satiates you longer. My FAVORITE "yogurt" is actually a "dairy blend." It's CARBmaster yogurt found in Fred Meyer's, if you have one near you. 60 calories per 6 oz container, 8 g of protein, 3 net carbs I believe. I don't count carbs or anything, but this yogurt has seriously been the best tasting thing and fits perfectly into MY daily diet.

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1/12/13 12:33 A

Light Activa is always good. I'm pretty sure it's fat free and only 70 or 80 calories a container. Try the vanilla kind if you're using it in a smoothie so the taste isn't too overpowering.

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1/11/13 10:39 P

i used to make smoothies all the time with frozen fruit, yogurt, and honey. im going to start making them again, but i was wondering about what the "healthiest" yogurt is. i know some is loaded with sugar. i tried greek yogurt and there is no way i can eat that. any suggestions?

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