When it comes to understanding the challenge facing the nation on obesity, yoghurt is a good place to start.
It’s one of the most common items in our shopping basket. We spend more on it than we do on crisps and bacon.
In its normal state – natural full-fat – it’s pretty good for you. It can boost your immune system, is good for your bones and is great at satisfying hunger.
The problem is that a great deal of the yoghurt we buy is not the natural stuff. Instead we seem to like the processed products, which are made by partly substituting yoghurt and adding a combination of other ingredients such as gelatine, sugar and flavourings. It tends to be cheaper to produce per calorie, but nowhere near as good for you.
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