20 Foods You Must Avoid in 2016

sweetened yogurt

6. Sweetened yogurt

Plain ordinary yogurt is actually quite good for you: it’s got protein, but more importantly, it’s full of beneficial probiotics that promote good gut health. The problem is that most Americans don’t like plain yogurt. It’s just so…plain. There’s no flavor, and the tanginess can be off-putting to some. Rather than add their own flavoring, many people simply buy flavored yogurt. It sounds like a good idea, but flavored and sweetened yogurt is positively loaded with sugar, as much as 30 grams per serving. For comparison, a 39 gram Hershey bar has 17 grams of sugar. If you love yogurt, buy it unflavored and unsweetened, then add some fresh fruit or a small amount of honey.