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I Heart Greek Yogurt

There are so many reasons to love Greek yogurt, like Fage brand. According to the experts at the Berkeley Wellness Letter, Greek-style yogurt has about 50 percent more protein than regular yogurt, about 20 grams per eight-ounce cup to regular yogurt's 13 grams.

It is thicker because it is strained and the liquid (aka whey) is removed. Because it has less whey it will stay fresher longer and is less likely to curdle when heated. Greek yogurt also contains less carbs than regular yogurt and therefore less lactose, the sugar in dairy products that can upset some peoples stomachs.

Greek-style yogurt does have some drawbacks, to learn them


It seems that with all good news there comes some bad. Greek yogurt is considerably higher in fat than most other styles of regular yogurt. Make sure that you opt for low-fat or nonfat Greek-style yogurt. It is also lower in calcium than other types of yogurt, but is sill a good source — providing around 150 to 200 milligrams per eight-ounce serving. The recommended daily intake for the mineral is 1,000 milligrams and calcium from food sources is more readily absorbed by the body.

If you don't feel like buying yogurt that has traveled all the way from Greece, Okinos Greek Style Yogurt produced by Stonyfield Farm is organic and tastes great. You could always make your own — you just have to strain it!


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