Navigating the low-carb world among seemingly healthy foods like yogurt can be difficult. Let us fill you in on how to pick the best yogurt for your diet.
Things You'll Need
- A grocery store
- Eyes with which to read labels
The Grocery Store Trip
Head to the dairy aisle in your local grocery store.
The best yogurts for low-carb diets are low-fat yogurts with no added sugars.Ideally, they should contain live cultures, which are "good bacteria." Most yogurts with live cultures contain 7 or 8 grams of carbohydrates to begin with. The general belief (particularly according to the GO-Diet, which allows 8 oz of yogurt per day) is that bacteria continue to eat away at the lactose in yogurt over time, thereby decreasing the yogurt's lactose content. Since lactose is a form of sugar, there will be fewer carbohydrates in the yogurt as they are eaten away by the bacteria.
If you absolutely must have your yogurt sweet, add a low- or no-carb sweetener like sucralose or low-carb syrup.
You can also choose a yogurt that's already been sweetened with a no-carb sweetener. Most grocery stores contain yogurts that have been sweetened with sucralose or aspartame.