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13 Jul 2005

Yoghurt: Carb or Protein?

I try to balance each meal with a carb and a protein. Breakfast is the challenge because fruit, juice, cereals, toast and oats etc are all carbs. Is yoghurt considered a 'good enough' protein? I know that soya products are rich in protein - so perhaps a soya-type yoghurt (or are these too high in sugar thereby upping the carb intake?) Tks
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Confused
Yoghurt made from cow's milk or soya milk is generally considered a protein food. Practically all the natural sugar (lactose) that occurs in cow's milk is removed by the fermentation process that is used to produce cow's milk yoghurt, thus the latter contains only small quantities of carbs. If you use sweetened yoghurts then some sugar will have been added to the cow's milk and soya yoghurts, but the protein content will still overshadow the carb content. You can actually buy artificially sweetened yoghurts which will then contain as few carbs as plain yoghurt.
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