I am going to post a link here showing results from some researchers that did exactly that. They tested the PH of several name brand store bought yogurts and almost all of them fell into the 4.2 to 4.9 range which essentially makes them acidic (LESS than 7.0 PH) They are certainly BETTER than drinking any of the popular carbonated colas on the market which are in the 2.0 range on average.
I do not eat as much meat as I used to, and try to pay attention as much as possible to an alkaline diet by eating more fruits and vegetables. Once in a while I get a craving for a SAUSAGE AND ONION AND GREEN PEPPER SANDWICH, AND I usually give in to the urge when I go to the NYS Fair in August every year. The PH of a cooked sausage sandwich does not make the alkaline hit parade of things to eat. I try to eat steamed broccoli and green beans, and kale at least 3 or 4 times a week. I try to drink a veggie based green smoothie at least once a day and twice if I have fresh produce on hand. I do experiment with the smoothies as sometimes I put in a scoop of whey protein powder, a couple of stevia packets, occasionally an Emergen-C vitamin C packet and if I have it on hand a scoop of "All Day Energy Greens" or Barley Grass Powder, etc. to vary the flavor and nutrients. MY essentials are celery (including the leaves), and usually a medium Gala apple, along with 1/2 cucumber, a carrot, ice cold water etc. mixed up in my Vita Mixer. The American diet is on average way to acidic and this can be a BIG factor in Type 2 Diabetes and a host of other ailments.
The article had NOTHING to do with Type 2 diabetes per se, and was geared towards people who suffer from acid reflux. The results speak for themselves however and I will cease and desist from using store bought yogurt in my smoothies.
I think all of us as diabetics need to take the initiative on our own to examine what we eat and drink on any particular day and think about the PH factor along with looking at the fat content, the sugar, the hydrogenated oils, the food additives etc.
Reflux Diet Cookbook’s Top 10 Best Yogurts for People with Reflux
|Stonyfield||Plain Organic||Fat free||4.9||Pure organic yogurt (no fruit)|
|Dannon||Plain (“all natural”)||Fat free||4.8||Pure yogurt (no fruit)|
|Dannon||Light & Fit Blackberry||Fat free||4.8||Blackberry flavored (no fruit)|
|Stonyfield||Blueberry Organic||Fat free||4.8||Organic Blueberry Fruit on the Bottom|
|Stonyfield||Strawberry Organic||Lowfat||4.8||Organic Stawberry Fruit on the Bottom|
|La Yogurt||Probiotic Pina Colada||Lowfat||4.8||Pina Colada flavored (no fruit)|
|La Yogurt||Probiotic Strawberry||Lowfat||4.8||Strawberry flavored (no fruit)|
|Dannon||Cherry||Lowfat||4.9||Fruit on the Bottom (more fat than most lowfat)|
|Dannon||Lemon (“all natural”)||Lowfat||4.8||Lemon flavored (no fruit)|
|Fage||Greek Strained (“all natural”)||2% milk||4.9||Pure yogurt (no fruit)|