Say NO to Fat-free Yogurt, Please!

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Say NO to Fat-free Yogurt, Please!

Majid Ali, M.D.

I do not eat nor recommend fat-free yogurt for a good reason: fat-free yogurt removes healthy fats and leaves behind unhealthy sugar. Whole milk yogurt is insulin-friendly and so is good for losing weight and preventing insulin toxicity and diabetes. Fat-free yogurt is a much content of milk sugar and causes sugar spike followed by insulin spike.

Yogurt companies are not keen on sharing this information with consumers. A notable case study is of Greek yogurt heavily promoted by Whole Foods, which was the subject of a class action suit. I reproduce some text from a front-page article in New York Post of August 30, 2014 on the subject entitled ” Bittersweet  Suit Hits Whole Foods

 

Bittersweet  Suit Hits Whole Foods
New York Post August 30, 2014

The suits claim company officials were aware the labels didn’t accurately report the sugar content in the subject Greek yogurt. It listed 2 grams per serving. A Consumer Reports analysis revealed it had 11.4 grams on average. It’s further charged that even with the awareness of the difference, the product was not removed from shelves and continued to sell.

Sweet little lies: Class action alleges Whole Foods not truthful

The suits claim company officials were aware the labels didn’t accurately report the sugar content in the subject Greek yogurt. It listed 2 grams per serving. A Consumer Reports analysis revealed it had 11.4 grams on average. It’s further charged that even with the awareness of the difference, the product was not removed from shelves and continued to sell.

On behalf of Raymond Chandler of The Law Office of Raymond Chandler posted inConsumer Fraud on Friday, August 15, 2014.

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