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Take Me To The Greek - Yogurt, That Is

Posted Oct 14 2010 8:00am
I'm sitting here enjoying my delicious breakfast. I try to change it up a bit. Sometimes it's a smoothie. Sometimes it's almonds. Sometimes, like today, I'm having non-fat yogurt with low fat granola. Today, though, the yogurt is different. I wanted something that felt like it had more substance. Almost like a parfait? lol...So, while shopping at Trader Joe's , instead of reaching for my usual non-fat vanilla yogurt, I opted for its Mediterranean counterpart instead - Non-Fat Honey Greek Yogurt.

Because of its' several health benefits, Greek yogurt is a growing trend in the health industry. After doing some research, here's what I found
Greek yogurt is higher in protein - Most yogurts contain between 12-13 grams of protein in them. Greek yogurt has between 15-20 grams of protein.

Greek yogurt is is thicker and creamier - Standard yogurts are strained about two times, whereas Greek yogurt is strained at least three times to removed excess whey and water. This creates a more substantial yogurt without adding any artificial thickeners.

Greek yogurt is easier 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.

Greek yogurt is more versatile - Greek yogurt can be used for many dishes including savory and sweet. Due to its thick texture and rich taste, many people use it as a substitute for milk, sour cream and even use it for baking.
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