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November 06, 2006

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Yogurt!

By Worker Bee
16 Comments

I fume!

The Fuming Fuji is outraged by the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with yogurt.

But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, isn’t yogurt healthy in its wonderful bland creaminess?

The Fuming Fuji says no!

The claim: Yogurt is a great way to get a serving of dairy, which we all know is full of lovely calcium, protein, and vitamins.

The catch:
Yogurt is a great way to get a serving of gelatinous goop, which is actually full of sugar, antibiotics, hormones, chemicals, dyes, artificial flavors, and probably pus.

The comeback: But Fuming Fuji, yogurt contains healthful cultures like acidophilus bifidus.

The conclusion: Yogurt still has as much sugar as a Coca-Cola. Yogurt makers do not have to prove how much of so-called beneficial bacteria is in actual product. You need a lot more than they include. You can get more culture from a Steven Seagal movie. Yogurt is glorified dessert.

The catchphrase: Yogurt? Nogurt!

Disclaimer: Mark Sisson and the Worker Bees do not necessarily endorse the views of the Fuming Fuji.

[tags] Steven Seagal, yogurt, Gogurt, acidophilus bifidus, cultured food, fermented food, Fuming Fuji, Coca-Cola, sugar, children’s snacks, calcium, dairy, beneficial bacteria [/tags]

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Migraineur
8 years 8 months ago
Too late to comment? I hope not – I have been catching up on Flaming Fuji posts, and in general I couldn’t agree more. And I basically agree with you here, too – 98% of the stuff marketed as yogurt is thinly disguised pudding, with all the high quality butterfat removed and replaced with sugar and worse. However, the really excellent full-fat unsweetened Greek yogurts on the market are wonderful food. I know the authors of this blog are not fans of dairy products, but my personal belief is that, for those who can tolerate milk products, butterfat is an… Read more »
jpatti
3 years 5 months ago

Agreed. And you can “flavor” real, fullfat yogurt however you like, a bit of honey, fruit… or go for the savory flavors as it makes a great dip base.

My milkman delivers quarts of fullfat yourt made from milk from pastured cows. It’s REAL yogurt, not the crap in the grocery.

Migraineur
8 years 8 months ago

Whoops – Fuming Fuji, not Flaming Fuji. I humbly beg your pardon.

Melina
Melina
6 years 7 months ago

Granted and this is a one-sided spliff on yogurt. How about raw yogurt from grass-fed cows or wild-fed goats???

Jo-Anne
Jo-Anne
4 years 3 months ago

Make your own 24 hour yoghurt [google it….] all the lactose is consumed by the good bacteria….add some cream to the mix, or make it on full cream, and it is thick and tastes beautiful…..

I had to stop making it because I couldn’t stop eating it…..so it is my treat now……I pig out on it till it’s finished and won’t make it for a while.

Xin
Xin
2 years 29 days ago
i want to be clear and clarify that yogurt does contain lactose. It is not fully consumed. Just as with, say, kombucha, a small but noticeable percentage of it remains, although there will be less lactose as it ferments longer. Saying that “all the lactose is consumed by the good bacteria” is as inaccurate as claiming that all of the alcohol in a stew evaporates over 2-3 hours (only a percentage does). That can be misleading to someone with more sensitive reactions to the substance. Since sensitivity to wheat gluten can cause cross-reactivity and hypersensitivity to milk protein, for example,… Read more »
Xin
Xin
2 years 29 days ago
*I (My “I” got demoted to an “i”…? :() want to be clear and clarify that yogurt does contain lactose. It is not fully consumed. Just as with, say, kombucha, a small but noticeable percentage of it remains, although there will be less lactose as it ferments longer. Saying that “all the lactose is consumed by the good bacteria” is as inaccurate as claiming that all of the alcohol in a stew evaporates over 2-3 hours (only a percentage does). That can be misleading to someone with more sensitive reactions to the substance. Since sensitivity to wheat gluten can cause… Read more »
Primal Toad
5 years 2 months ago

Haha this is hilarious. I can not wait to read more Fuming Fuji posts!

Melina – Raw yogurt from grass-fed cows is great! If you can tolerate lactose.

Animanarchy
5 years 1 month ago

Choose organic kefir! It might not taste good on its own but you can mix a spoonful in with some blueberries or whatever you want and then it becomes an enjoyable, healthy treat.

lyttlebee
lyttlebee
5 years 1 month ago

FAGE anyone? Amazing

Thomas
Thomas
4 years 1 day ago
Yoghurt sold in the US is typically a HFCS delivery mechanism – look especially at the “low fat” variety with as much sugar as a can of Coke! My question is about products like Plain Chobani – “Greek yoghurt” – that have NO sugars added. Aren’t they ok? Specs per 8 oz serving: 23g protein, 9g sugars (lactose is always in milk) I have this for breakfast along with almonds and a side serving of roasted soybeans. Oodles of protein and minimal carbs. Keeps me full til supper time – means I’m leptin sensitive? BTW this is no a planned… Read more »
JP.
JP.
3 years 8 months ago

No. Yogurts like Chobani are not okay. They have no fat in them so they are merely sugar (lactose) and protein.

Give Fage a try. It’s great!

I wish the military commissaries would carry Fage. They sell plenty of sugar loaded no fat goo. (I’m currently living in a place where it’s not available on the economy.) Kimchi anyone?

shrimp4me
shrimp4me
2 years 11 months ago

Nordic/Germanic here, too–lactose good, gluten bad. All of my attempts at veganism failed d/t my (ancestral?) love of dairy. So, wandering down the Primal path w/ a carton of unsweetened Greek yogurt every morning to go w/ my lg serving of eggs–last me for many hours.

NN
NN
3 years 2 months ago

While this article is not necessarily entirely wrong, a lot of these posts—especially related to dairy products—only seem to be applicable to Americans (understandable since this is an American website). In Europe and other parts of the world where things like yoghurt and cheese are most often made properly (and not pumped full of additives and processed to oblivion), I think a primal living person could easily say yes to yoghurt, and no to the bloody Fuming Fuji!

shrimp4me
shrimp4me
2 years 11 months ago

When in Ireland in 2004 liberally enjoyed their dairy products, especially the butter and cheeses–will grab them here whenever the craving strikes. Kerrygold makes a knockout garlic and herb flavored butter that is WONDERFUL on chicken; tastes just like some of the food we enjoyed there.
You’re right, so many American dairy products are comtaminated, adulterated junk.
Oh oh, now I’m craving some of the above chicken w/potatoes, carrots, and mushy peas (sigh), all liberally dressed w/ that butter.

mary
mary
2 years 11 months ago

Coconut yogurt? almond yogurt?

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