The problem with the “Fro-Yo” culture is its mass recruitment of believers who consume enormous quantities of it under the delusional pretext that it is ‘healthy’. With it being packed full of sugars and trans fats unless counter awareness is created, the numbers of obesity and diabetes are only going to go up and up.
Frozen yoghurt is touted as the best thing to hit the market since sliced bread. Why wouldn’t it be? There’s positively a ‘health halo’ around the product. You can now have a luscious scoop of dessert at a lower calorific cost AND reap a higher health benefit. Infinite individuals can be seen helping themselves silly to this treat because it is THE smartest, waist-friendly, disease-preventing way to indulge one’s sweet tooth. In the frozen face-off between ice-cream and “fro-yo” the latter just takes the cake. Or does it?
A vast majority of the public firmly upholds the belief that frozen yoghurt is healthy and invariably can be seen lining up outside stores where the décor is bright and cheery and chowing down copious quantities of this devil in disguise. It’s guiltless overall so what harm would a few candied toppings do, eh?
Since we are matching scoop for scoop here are some numbers you should be aware of – Your average “original” or “plain” fat-free frozen yoghurt packs 380 calories and 76g of sugar in a 16 ounce cup. And that’s without toppings! Throw in your crunchy cereal toppers or some candied cookie toppings with some fudge sauce drizzle and your looking at 200+ calories and 20-30g more of sugar and a fair few grams of fat too. Indeed it has been reported that a certain Korean brand of frozen yoghurt’s menu selections are as “junk” as that of a regular glazed, deep-fried donut. Simply put, the fact that there’s ‘yoghurt’ in the product name in NO WAY exonerates what’s in your cup!
That is not to say that you must bid farewell to frozen yoghurt. I for one love the stuff and regularly turn to it to satisfy my 32 sweet teeth. But here’s how I do it – RYE Kitchen !
If you are a regular buyer of retail frozen yoghurt then my advice to you is choose the smallest size and opt for fresh fruit toppings only because, you now know the scoop story.
Juggling many roles from physician to writer to pilates instructor to Marketing-PR executive, Dr. Daamini is constantly pushed and inspired to get creative on how to encompass a Retreat into her daily life.