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Big Food giants like General Mills and PepsiCo hijack yogurt industry

12/3/2014 - What used to be one of America's go-to foods for a quick, healthy snack has been hijacked by Big Food and replaced with a product containing so many unhealthy, synthetic ingredients that critics say it's lost its identity. Yogurt in its traditional form is a rich source of essential minerals, vitamins...

Whole Foods' Greek yogurt has 6 times more sugar than label claims, says class-action lawsuit

9/6/2014 - Engrossed in yet another legal battle, Whole Foods is being accused of falsely labeling the ingredients in the grocer's 365 Everyday Value Plain Greek Yogurt, according to a report by Courthouse News Service. The same lawyers who sued Subway over the lengths of their foot-long sandwiches have filed...

Yogurt and probiotic-rich foods can help lower blood pressure

7/31/2014 - A simple way to help keep your blood pressure in check is to consume plenty of probiotic-rich foods like yogurt and kefir, suggest the findings of a new scientific review. While not necessarily a cure for people with heart issues, probiotics have been shown in a multitude of clinical studies to modestly...

Yogurt buyers beware: Aspartame and artificial colors frequently found in popular yogurts (correction)

6/30/2014 - Correction: This article initially identified Yoplait and Great Value yogurts made with aspartame as being labeled "all natural." This information, provided by Food Essentials, was in error. While the products do contain aspartame and artificial colors, they are not labeled "all natural," Natural News...

Chobani and Fage yogurts at center of lawsuits involving sugar claims and 'Greekness'

6/28/2014 - Two yogurt producers typically heralded in the health world as having healthy foods, Chobani and Fage, are facing a lawsuit by individuals claiming that customers are being misled by the products. (1) In two separate class action suits, Barry Stoltz of Westchester, New York, and Allan Chang of Queens,...

Is yogurt the new junk food? Some yogurts have more sugar than a Twinkie

6/9/2014 - If you are a fan of the 1990s hit comedy series Seinfeld, perhaps you remember the episode in which Jerry and his friends began to suspect that the frozen yogurt sold in a store that Kramer has invested money in was responsible for the comedian's and Elaine's sudden weight gain. Jerry and Elaine have...

The many health benefits of natural yogurt

6/4/2014 - Yogurt is a classic example of a food which, despite being healthiest in its natural state, is constantly being tampered with to suit the misguided dietary wishes of consumers. A cursory glance at the dairy aisle of any supermarket, for instance, will reveal an ever-growing array of yogurt products...

Some healthy-sounding yogurts are loaded with as much sugar content as a Twinkie

5/29/2014 - The word Twinkie is clearly synonymous with unhealthy. As such, health-minded people consider yogurt to be a significantly better choice than the aforementioned processed snack. However, many experts have put this notion to rest, demonstrating that certain yogurts actually have more sugar than a Twinkie...

Conventional 'yogurt' is junk food disguised as health food

4/24/2014 4:14:39 PM - Thanks to greater awareness surrounding the dangers of food that's processed and doused with pesticides, consumer attitudes have blossomed from an interest to a demand when it comes to knowing what's in our food and understanding what's healthy. However, consumers aren't the only ones who've changed...

Plant 'milk' can be a probiotic alternative to conventional yogurt

1/10/2014 - For many people, getting the benefits of probiotics from eating conventional animal-based yogurt is not a possibility due to gluten or lactose intolerance, milk allergies or a vegan diet. Recently, a group of scientists from the Polytechnic University of Valencia have demonstrated that certain plant...

You want some bug juice with that? Insect-based dye revealed in Dannon yogurt products

7/31/2013 - Yogurt, fruit, and insect juice? This last ingredient might seem out of place, but it is precisely what global food giant Dannon is adding as a food coloring to many of its commercial yogurt products, unbeknownst to the majority of its customer base. And the non-profit consumer advocacy group Center...

U.S. dairy industry petitions FDA to approve aspartame as hidden, unlabeled additive in milk, yogurt, eggnog and cream

2/25/2013 - You probably already know that the FDA has declared war on raw milk and even helped fund and coordinate armed government raids against raw milk farmers and distributors. Yes, it's insane. This brand of tyranny is unique to the USA and isn't even conducted in China, North Kora or Cuba. Only in the USA...

Eating yogurt regularly found to help lower blood pressure

9/27/2012 - The benefits of consuming probiotic-rich yogurt extend a whole lot further than just promoting digestive health, according to a new study presented at a recent medical conference in Washington, D.C. It turns out that people who regularly eat yogurt as part of a healthy diet tend to have a lower risk...

Frozen yogurt is not health food

6/21/2010 - It did not even occur to me that people thought frozen yogurt was a "health food" until I spent some time in the USA. There, people line up in droves at frozen yogurt stores to buy a junk food that they're convinced is good for them. And why is it good for them, in their own minds? Because it's "yogurt." I...

Using probiotics to prevent or eliminate Candida

10/28/2009 - Probiotics are good for much more than simply enhancing intestinal health and improving digestion; they're also very effective at preventing candida albicans (as you'll see below). Here you'll find a healthy collection of explanations, supporting quotes and testimonials about the use of probiotics...

A Plan for Living a Long and Healthy Life (Part 2)

5/6/2008 - In part one of "A Plan for Living a Long and Healthy Life" we concluded with the good news that it is never too early or too late to begin living a healthy lifestyle, regaining lost youth and energy and adding many healthier and more enjoyable years to your life. Yes, the good news is that it is...

Ground up beetles found in yogurt -- carmine serves as insect-based food coloring ingredient

10/31/2004 - This is not a joke: there are ground up red beetles being used right now as a food coloring ingredient in yogurt, ice cream, juice drinks and many other grocery products. The ingredient is called "carmine." Carmine is literally made from dried, ground-up red beetles, and its coloring (bright red)...

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