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Product Review: YoPRO Yoghurt

November 20, 2018

There are 10,000 different yoghurts. How to choose????

Well, a low fat/high protein natural or plain yoghurt is a good place to start!

Natural and plain yoghurts usually do not have added sugar (to find out if they do: read the ingredient list, if it does not say ‘sugar’, you’re doing well!) Keep in mind there is no such thing as a ‘no sugar’ natural or plain yoghurt, because yoghurt naturally contains lactose (which is a naturally occurring sugar).

This particular yoghurt, YoPro, happens to be a great choice. Here’s why:

  1. The ingredient list states: fresh milk, enzyme (lactase), live yoghurt cultures. And…. NOTHING ELSE!
    (What is lactase you may ask? Lactase is the enzyme that breaks down lactose in to its two monosaccharides (single sugars); glucose and galactose, which we then absorb. We should have lactase in our gut to do this job, however, those who are intolerant to lactose are usually intolerant because they lack sufficient lactase in their gut. Therefore, the lactose sits in their gut, does not breakdown properly and hence causes symptoms of lactose intolerance such as bloating and pain.)
  2. To have included lactase in the yoghurt means even people with lactose intolerance can enjoy this yoghurt and not miss out on a great source of dairy! Excellent!!
  3. Per 100g, this yoghurt contains: 64 calories, 10.6g protein, 0.3g fat (0.2g saturated), 4.4g carbohydrate (4.4g sugars), 40mg sodium and 130mg calcium.
    Therefore, this yoghurt is low in calories, high in protein, low in fat, low in sugar, low in sodium and is an excellent source of calcium! Hoorah!!!

The only downside is that the large container (pictured), is only 700g! For me, I usually run out after ~3 days 🙁 I look forward to seeing this available in 1kg tubs one day!!


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