💯 Why Do One Better
By switching over to a dairy free alternative, you are opting in for healthier ingredients that won't come at the expense of factory farmed cow milk. Vegan yogurts, if made well, deliver on nutrients and the protein category.
We don't have a piece on the true cost of yogurt yet, where we will go further into the environmental and human issues and discuss about the future direction of yogurt. We also know this varies drastically between different types of yogurts.
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For now, take a look at the ingredients below to learn more about why they could prove harmful to you and we'll keep it very high level. Check out other potential brands that we recommend for a more sustainable, ethical and more affordable option!
But we do have a piece on the true cost of milk, which is a crucial ingredient to making yogurt 😋. Read our piece below or check out our page on milk for more info and alternatives!
In case you missed it, we have some exciting news! We launched our first product, doonebetter.today, a one stop shop for finding ethical and sustainable alternatives to common goods. There are still a lot of goods to add, but we'll continue updating the website frequently, so check back for updates.
🗒️ Ingredients to Watch Out For
We recommend you look into more depth about these ingredients and how they could affect your body. Generally, these descriptions should apply to most people. Sourced from A Sweat Life and Fitness Together.
- Additives: Water, fructose, modified corn starch, fructose, carob bean gum, lactic acid and sodium citrate.
- Artificial Colors: Carmine is made from cochineal beetles, and numbered dyes such as Red 40 are chemically made.
- Artificial Sweeteners: Such as aspartame, sucralose, and acesulfame potassium can result in worsened digestive issues, defeating the purpose of eating yogurt to improve our gut health.
- Gelatin: Derived from cow skin and bones and used as a thickener.
- Potassium Sorbate: A preservative used to neutralize acids and prevent mold, extending yogurt's shelf life.
- Tricalcium phosphate: Calcium supplement usually made from bone ash.
Check out some of these brands for a more sustainable, ethical and affordable option. We know that some prices are higher than average (around $2.33), so we are always on the hunt for more affordable alternatives.
The following yogurt brands are made from nontoxic ingredients and are vegan!
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Note: We are not sponsored for any of these links today.