Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Sugar in yogurt leaves a sour taste

Sugar in yogurt leaves a sour taste

The study, published today in BMJ Open, found that across all categories of yogurt products the average sugar levels were well above the five grams of sugar per 100 grams threshold required to be classed "low sugar" and carry a green "traffic light" nutritional label in the UK.

"While the organic label refers to production, the well documented "health-halo effect" means that consumers most often underestimate the caloric content and perceive the nutritional contents of organic products, including yoghurts, more favourably".

With the exception of natural/Greek yogurts, the average sugar content of products in all the categories was well above the low sugar threshold.

The results reveal that the mid-value for nearly all categories was far higher than the "low-sugar" benchmark, with a median of 16.4g of sugar per 100g for desserts and 10.8g/100g for children's products.

High sugar levels in yogurt are particularly problematic due to their reputation as a healthy food.

Unsurprisingly, desserts contained the most sugar, at an average of 16.4g per 100g.

A source of probiotic cultures, protein, calcium, iodine, and vitamin B12, yogurt is frequently recommended as a part of a healthy diet.

"What is worrisome is that yogurt, as a perceived "healthy food", may be an unrecognized source of free/added sugars in the diet", the researchers write.

'Retailers could play a positive role in promoting health by establishing boundaries for lunchbox recommendations and clearly labelling the amount of added sugar'.

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The NHS recommends four to six-year-olds should have no more than 19 grams of sugar a day.

The second most sugary product was organic yoghurts with a typical 13.1g per 100g.

Children's yogurts had an average of 10.8g/100g.

The scientists believe that in the time when childhood obesity and the prevalence of tooth decay among young children is so high, the trend is "concerning".

Low fat and low sugar were classified according to European Union regulations: 3g or less of fat per 100g and 1.5g or less for drinks, and a maximum of 5g of total sugars per 100g. "Many portion sizes for children's yogurts were identical to adult portion sizes".

The average sugar content for natural or Greek yogurts was 5g.

In 2016 Public Health England set the food industry a target to cut sugar in various food product categories by 5% in the first year and 20% by 2020. And experts say those sugars can add up quickly.

Natural sugar is the sugar naturally present in a food - in yoghurt (and other dairy products) it's mostly a type of sugar called lactose.

The team sorted the products into eight groups including desserts, organic yoghurt, natural or Greek yoghurt, dairy alternatives and yoghurts aimed at children, including fromage frais.

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