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Why You Should Be Eating Greek Yogurt

 

 

 

If you are not a fan of normal yoghurt or have problems digesting it. A great alternative is Greek yogurt. A massive plus point to it is, you can also add it to a multitude of recipes.

Here are my top 4 pointers as to why you may want to add some of in to your weekly food intake.

Low in Carbohydrates

If you are watching your carbohydrate intake or have a sensitivity to carbohydrates like diabetes, then Greek yogurt is for you. Regular yogurts can have up to 15 to 20 grams of carbohydrates per 100g, where Greek yogurt averages around 6-8 grams.

Protein

Greek yogurt can have twice as much protein as regular yogurt. The extra protein will help you feel full and leave you feeling satisfied. Commercial Greek yogurts at supermarkets have almost double the protein content of standard yogurt brands. A 100 gram serving of plain, low-fat conventional yogurt usually contains 5 to 10 grams of protein, where Greek yogurt averages about 10 to 15 grams of protein.

Probiotics

Greek yogurt and other fermented foods like sauerkraut, contain probiotics, live microorganisms. These bacteria microbes may help improve digestive function and the immune system, and may also help reduce side effects of antibiotic treatments.

Easy to Digest

Because Greek yogurt contains less carbohydrates than regular yogurt, it has less lactose, the sugar in dairy products that can sometimes upset people’s stomachs. This is especially helpful for people who have lactose intolerance.

2018-02-07T16:10:50+00:00 February 7th, 2018|