Yoplait Light: The “Healthy” Choice?
I see people trying to eat and drink better every day. They honestly believe that fat-free and sugar-free are the best healthy choices they could make. After all, their doctor tells them so, their friends do as well…and TV commercials are all about advertising healthy options! (wink-wink)
However, this simply is not the case!
I found an interesting example to use to prove my point that fat-free and sugar-free are absolutely not healthy choices!
Let’s break-down the unhealthy ingredients.
Yoplait Light: And this is the “healthy” option?
Nonfat milk: Straight from antibiotic and hormone-ridden cows
Blackberries: From pesticide-ridden fields (no doubt complements of Monsanto)
Modified corn starch: GMO! Thanks Monsanto!
Sugar: Processed table sugar (organic raw sugarcane is my only choice)
Natural Flavor: It’s a secret! (I’m sorry, I just need to know what I am eating! Don’t you?)
Aspartame: Did you know your “healthy” yogurt had this poison in it?
Potassium Sorbate: This is a food additive that is meant to lengthen the life of the product. However, though many believe it to be safe…there are some scientists who believe overexposure can be harmful. Personally, I don’t understand the need to lengthen the life of yogurt! First of all, it’s called a refrigerator and as far as I know…putting food in one lengthens the lifespan of food! Second, if you run out of food…just go to the store!
Acesulfame Potassium: I bet many of you didn’t know about this one. It’s an artificial sweetener linked to breast tumors and disrupting metabolism.
Blue #1: Ah the food dyes! Here we go again! Known health effects: causes low blood pressure, asthma, hives, and may bring on allergic reactions. BANNED in Europe.
Red #40: This food dye is particularly bad. Known health effects: causes hyperactivity, cancer and may bring on allergic reactions. BANNED in Europe.
Now compare those ingredients to two other Yoplait products. Keep in mind that all three products are the same flavor; Blackberry.
Still questionable ingredients of Yoplait Original:
- Low-fat milk
- Blackberries (non-organic = pesticides)
- Modified Corn Starch (GMO)
- Nonfat milk
Colored with Beet juice (One plus!! No Food dyes! YAY!)
And with Yoplait Simplait, basically the same ingredients as the original, but the list gets a bit smaller due to the lack of the added synthetic vitamins. However no beet juice in this one…but there is lemon juice.
Though I am an avid organic advocate, and firmly believe that should be the ONLY choice, out of these three choices…it appears that Yoplait Simplait would be the best, followed by the original.
Even though you are still ingesting milk from non-organically raised cows, non-organic blackberries, and GM corn…at least you aren’t ingesting the flat-out poison of aspartame, the food dyes, and the other added chemical preservatives!
And if it’s about eating a few extra calories vs ingesting dangerous poisons of a low-calorie meal…I implore you to re-evaluate!