Lanzano picks up a plain yogurt, and I choose lemon. The lemon has 35 grams of sugar, and the plain contains 15 grams. I ask why plain has any sugar. Lanzano explains that milk inherently contains lactose — a sugar. To measure the lemon-flavored yogurt, we subtract the natural lactose (15 grams) to get the amount of added sugar (20 grams). Using the quick calculation Lanzano taught me in the energy bar aisle, I find that a serving — about a cup — contains 5 teaspoons of sugar. Instead of getting this sugar-filled flavored variety, Lanzano recommends choosing plain yogurt and putting in fresh or frozen blueberries or fruit preserves to sweeten my yogurt and add antioxidants.

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