Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What have they done to you, yogurt?

I'm sitting in the Calgary Airport, and my six year old ordered a yogurt parfait at Starbucks. I'm in travel mode, so I bought it without giving the ingredient list a read. Bad Dietitian! I'm shocked by the number of ingredients in the yogurt alone, never mind the granola. Sugar is the second ingredient. High fructose corn syrup comes in third. And at least three more times. In 15th, 20th and 25th place. This drives home the fact that food is more than the calories, protein and fat contained inside. Low fat, 10g of protein- probably passes many "dieters" criteria. But look further, this isn't real food, despite its disguise. Thanks for the lesson Starbucks!

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