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High Protein Yogurt

Posted Feb 19 2009 6:32pm
I was recently at Whole Foods and found a Greek style yogurt that is impressively high in protein.  And, it tastes great.  I am so happy with my finding.  It has 120 calories, 13 carbs, and 16 grams of protein.  (That's a lot of protein for yogurt)

In comparison:
Stoneyfield Farms Organic Nonfat French Vanilla Yogurt:  (4 ounces) 90 cal, 17 carbs, 5 protein
New Yogurt:  Chobani Greek Vanilla Yogurt  (6 ounces) 120 cal, 13 carbs, 16 protein
**2 ounces more yogurt...same carbs, only 30 more calories for the 2 ounces extra, 4 less carbs...AND way more protein 11 grams more!

Yogurt is touted as a health food for many reasons.  One - being the inclusion of live active beneficial bacteria cultures to boost your immune system and even promote longer life.  Yogurt has also been proven to improve cholesterol ratios of LDL (Bad) to HDL(Good).  When trying to remember the whole LDL verses HDL factors...just think of "L" as representing the kind of cholesterol that should be "low" and "H" as representing the kind that should be "High".  Also, over the past few years there has been much research indicating lower body fat in relation to the consumption of dairy products.  If that weren't enough good news...yogurt's beneficial bacteria also helps to improve arthritis.  

My new favorite breakfast/brunch isGreek style yogurt with fresh berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries) some fresh mint leaves, and a touch of good organic granola.
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