7 Reasons You May Weigh Too Much - Reason 2

By Temma Ehrenfeld @temmaehrenfeld
August 30, 2015
Woman eating yogurt --- Image by © Adrianko/Corbis

You eat too much yogurt.

You eat too much yogurt. Despite its rep as a diet food, yogurt contains a substance that has been fed for years to farm animals to fatten them up: acidophilus. A review of 17 randomized control trials in humans and 14 experimental models concluded that acidophilus caused significant weight gain in humans. Acidophilus isn't necessary to yogurt, but you'll see it in yogurts deemed probiotic, and Greek yogurt, non-dairy yogurt, and kefir, fermented milk drink. Most popular yogurt brands also contain high amounts of sugar. The real lesson here is not to eat too much of any one food; aim for variety.



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April 09, 2020

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Janet O’Dell, RN