It’s time to reveal the yogurts from our last post.
So, which option is the best to choose?
Let’s analyze each one:
Yogurt A does have fat (8g) and protein (8g), but the carbohydrate (12g) content is higher than both of those. To this one, I say, “meh!” There are better options, so let’s keep moving on.
Yogurt B has an even higher carbohydrate (16g) content than A and 2g of fiber isn’t enough to have a significant impact on that. The protein (23g) content is the highest of all three and higher than the carbohydrate content here, but there is no fat. No fat, is a big fat minus.
Yogurt C has the highest fat (11g), lowest sugars (9g), and while the protein (20g) content isn’t the highest of the three, it’s still very high. Winner!
The best option based on the macronutrient content is yogurt C.
You could make yogurt B a better option by adding some good fat to it. Great options are avocado, nuts, nut butters, even olive oil!
Yogurt A can also be turned from a poor choice into a good choice by adding additional protein or fat.
So, the bottom line is this – start really getting to know your foods.
In order to keep your blood sugar in check you need to know what you are eating and how that is impacting your body! And never assume that you all foods are created equally.
Are there any surprises you have found when checking in on your foods? Share with us in the comments below!