Frozen Yogurt vs. Light Ice Cream

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Picture this: It’s Friday night and the kids are begging you for a night time treat.

You’re trying to encourage healthy eating habits, so you pull out the ice cream alternatives: light ice cream and the frozen yogurt. “Which one is the best?” you wonder. The answer: NEITHER!

Wait, what? It’s light ice cream and frozen yogurt! But some things are just not what they seem. According to the food database, the average cup of vanilla soft serve frozen yogurt has a whopping 35 grams of sugar and the light vanilla soft serve ice cream has a total of 19 grams of added sugar!

It might look like the light ice cream is a lot better than the frozen yogurt, and it is. But neither of them are “good” for you. If you eat just one cup of light ice cream, you are eating ¾ of your daily intake of added sugar! So the today’s lesson is that light ice cream is way better than frozen yogurt, but you still should settle for something else.


By: Mary L. and Brenna H.

Edited by: Ried D. and Daniel C.

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