Completely OT and unrelated to sah/woh..

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Completely OT and unrelated to sah/woh..
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Mon, 01-28-2008 - 7:29pm

But let's talk about food.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 01-28-2008 - 8:27pm
In yogurt's favor, it really does have an awful lot of calcium. It's neck and neck with milk. On the downside, it also has a fair amount of sugar if you buy the kind with a lot of sugar in it. I get around that by buying plain and adding my own fruit. What it has that milk doesn't have is live bacteria. Dannon makes a lot of claims, some of which I think are overstatement, about the benefits of eating these bacteria. These bacteria are definately in the "friendly" category of bacteria and it's a good thing to have them in your digestive system where they do help with your digestion. I think Dannon just overstates the case with their Activia yogurt. It's good to have these guys in your intestines but it's not a panacea for all digestive problems. But it IS good to have them in your digestive system. But if your family doesn't like yogurt and would only eat it if you bought the high-sugar version, I don't see any reason to try to push them into it. I think yogurt is one of those foods that is a healthy choice if done right, but not worth choking down if you really don't like it. I like it and so does dd so I get it but if none of us liked it, I wouldn't bother. It's not like vegetables: a thing that kids really NEED to eat in some form.
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Mon, 01-28-2008 - 8:33pm
Honestly, I don't have the healthy habits that you adopt for your family but as far as something like yogurt, I do think you are overthinking yogurt.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 01-28-2008 - 8:37pm
my kids go on yogurt binges.

 

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 01-28-2008 - 9:32pm

Well, yogurt with sugar in it has all the same healthy ingredients of yogurt without sugar--it just has something *additional* that isn't so good for you.

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Registered: 03-21-2001
Mon, 01-28-2008 - 10:37pm
I eat plain nonfat yogurt with fruit and a bit of honey as sweetener.
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Tue, 01-29-2008 - 7:15am

I eat plain yogurt with fruit quite often.


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Registered: 10-30-2007
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 7:46am

my kids eat alot of yougart.

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Registered: 08-14-2007
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 8:54am

I tried, long and hard, without much success, to find a yogurt without HFCS or artificial sweeteners that my kids would eat.

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Registered: 08-14-2007
Tue, 01-29-2008 - 8:55am

Yes. totally agree.

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Tue, 01-29-2008 - 11:57am
I'm confused about what is wrong with the "no sugar added" designator. Usually what that means is that there is some naturally occurring sugar in the food (often fructose or lactose) but there is no added sucrose or corn syrup. I am quite happy with some of the "no sugar added" fruity yoghurts out there. Some of my favorite fruits (strawberries!) are fairly high in natural sugars.

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