Yogurt is a powerful probiotic that can help settle stomach issues caused by bad bacteria. It also contains calcium, potassium, Vitamin B-6 and magnesium. Yogurt can be a very healthful stack for your children. However, much like juice, many of the yogurts on the market today have added sugar to make them “palatable” to children.
One 6-ounce cup of Yoplait flavored yogurt has 19 grams of sugar and 26 grams of total carbohydrates, compared to about 11 grams of both sugar and carbohydrates in plain yogurt.
You can easily add flavor to yogurt by adding fresh fruit and nuts. And if you child is above the age of two, honey is also a great natural and healthful sweetener.