i know A LOT of people who eat low fat yogurts saying they keep them from gaining weight, taste ok and help their body, esp their GIT work better. well, i'm not really into low fat yogurts myself but i was wondering if they were really THAT good (if they were i could try eating them, right? even if just for my health's sake)
Some high-fat yogurts actually contain less additives than the low-fat ones. While it is true that consuming too many calories will lead to weight gain, regardless of where those calories come from, fat is nonetheless an important and dense energy source, and one that our bodies are naturally equipped to burn efficiently, if given the right incentives to do so.
Many modern findings are supporting the fact that many of our modern health problems are due to the fact that we eat too many overly-refined foods and processed carbs, not because we eat too much fat. Too much fat can hurt due to intake of too many calories, and it’s true that there are good fats and bad fats, but things like refined grains and sugars, corn starch, concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO)have been increasingly shown to be linked to detrimental health outcomes.
Besides, some other ingredients are also questionably healthy, like 'Cultured grade A non fat milk' is the same as dry milk dissolved in water. Dry milk, in its turn, is produced by spray-drying skim milk at extremely high temperatures. This process causes oxidation of remaining lipids, which, in turn, are implicated in atherosclerosis and cancers.
Finally, if you are experiencing bloating, flatulence, or abdominal discomfort after eating processed yogurt or ice cream, you are likely being affected by soluble fiber fillers, such as inulin, guar gum, agar, or pectin. To exclude junk food like Activia from your diet, just read the labels. By law, it’s all printed there.”
Low fat or normal fat? which one do you choose?