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Sugar in Organic Yogurt

by bkhoury on January 28, 2010

Last week we were having some behavioral issues with Will—more so than usual that is.  By mid-morning he was beside himself and nothing seemed to make him happy.  I thought, “my goodness (stronger word most likely used), so this is what they mean by the terrible two’s!”  Daddy was on breakfast duty and reported that he was eating great.  “In fact he ate three bowls of yogurt every single day!  He loves this stuff you bought.” 

The next trip to the grocery store, I picked up the certain organic yogurt that Will was in love with.  Oopsy, as he would say!  22 GRAMS OF SUGAR PER SERVING!  You do the math.  Eating three bowls was like pumping an IV of sugar into his little veins.  No wonder he was sucking down the stuff like crack cocaine.  Then, a little light bulb went off in my head.

Lesson learned.  I got complacent because the label said organic and I had trusted this brand in the past—though I had not purchased the flavored yogurt before. 

Definitely an unscientific theory, but I think all that sugar first thing in the morning was making him miserable.  Now we try to get some protein in his tummy and take it easy on the sugar.  He seems to be able to keep it together a lot better - most of the time! 

Check out our further discussion about yogurt in our Buying Guide. 

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    By Gopi on August 22, 2012 at 01:13 AM
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