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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Can someone recommend a yummy but healthy (not high in sugar) yogurt?

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    I love eating yogurt for breakfast but would prefer something healthier with less sugar… still needs to be tasty!
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    Joanna Baker

    Nutritionist, Registered Nurse

    Everyday Nutrition founder Joanna Baker has been working in healthcare for 2o years. As an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and a Registered Nurse, she has seen … View Profile

    Usually, I prefer the natural yogurts that don't have added sugar. One of the ones I really like is YoPlus which is by Yoplait. It only has two grams of fat and is a great source of calcium. It doesn't have any added sugar and it doesn't have that tart taste like some of the unsweetened yogurts do. I has a great creamy texture and is great with some frozen berries or chopped fruit stired through.

    The other one I like, if you like a thick and creamy Greek yogurt, is Chobani.Chobani is new to australia and comes in 0% fat and 2% fat. It has a really thick, creamy texture and it's really great on its own or it's a good base for things like tzatziki or creamy salad dressings or even in place of  sour cream on a baked potato.

    I'm always a big fan of chopping your own fruit to stir into yogurt or adding frozen berries if you want a bit of extra flavor.

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    Dr Alexandra Bloch-Atefi

    Counsellor, Psychotherapist

    I am a qualified holistic counsellor & trained psychotherapist practicing in Melbourne, Australia. I specialise in stress management for women, offering one-on-one counselling sessions and … View Profile

    I would recommend choosing an organic yoghurt. Not only are organic yoghurts produced without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers or genetically modified organisms, organic farming also ensures that animals are reared free-range and is focussed on reducing animal stress so that they remain healthy. That also means that cows are happier, they produce less stress hormones, so the diary products are not only healthier but taste better as well.

    Organic yoghurt is high nutritional value and has a reduced risk of exposure to the toxins associated with factory farming practices.  In addition to fresher foods and reduced fossil fuel consumption, the profit from the sale of locally produced foods is more likely to find its way back into the community.

    To avoid sugar chose a plain, natural yoghurt. Check the ingredients' list to be sure. Many yogurts are labelled ‘sugar free’ however these are often the worst for containing artificial sweeteners.  If you're not too keen on the sour taste of plain and natural yoghurt just add some fresh fruit or even a little honey or agave.

    Here's a list of organic brands to chose from:

    • Barambah Organics
    • Elgaar Farm
    • Schulz Organic
    • five:am
    • Gippsland Natural Organic
    • Marrook Farm Biodynamic
    • Organic yoghurt from Aldi
    Read more at STRESS and your GUT

    Hope that helps,
    Melbourne Counselling, Prahran Counsellor: Alexandra Bloch-Atefi, PhD, VIC
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    Thank you!  Some great ideas : )

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