How much sugar is in yogurt?

The "sugars" on the Nutrition Facts panel of yogurts include both naturally occurring and added sugars. Lactose in milk and yogurt is actually a sugar, so these products will contain some naturally occurring sugar.

Plain yogurt has no added sugar, yet a 6 ounce (oz) container has about 12 grams of naturally occurring sugar in the form of lactose.

Fruit-flavored yogurt varies in the amount of sugar added, so it's important that you read the Nutrition Facts panel. On average, the added fruit and sweeteners contribute about 14 grams of sugar, making the total sugars about 26 grams in a 6 oz container.

Light yogurts typically use low-calorie sweeteners to cut back on sugar and calories. These yogurts have about 12 to 14 grams of sugar per 6 oz serving.

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Eating a variety of foods each day that are low in fat and calories ensures you get proper nutrition and nutrients like folate, magnesium and iron. Calcium, fiber, potassium and selenium are other nutrients essential for wellness, ...

growth, development, cell repair and disease prevention. Colorful foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are often the richest sources of nutrients. Taking a multivitamin once daily is a good way to supplement your diet.

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