Greek yogurt has managed its way onto refrigerator shelves everywhere, mainly because it is strained extensively to remove much of the liquid whey, lactose, and sugar, giving it its thick consistency. It can actually pack up to double the protein, while cutting sugar content by half.
There is no surprise as to how in the past few years this yogurt has won a health fame status, likely because it satisfies consumers’ needs for health, convenience, and taste.
As mentioned above this yogurt is very high in protein compared to regular yogurts, therefore it promotes feelings of fullness, and is also a smart choice for low-carb dieters, since it contains less than half of the carbohydrates as regular yogurt.
The straining process of Greek yogurt removes some of the milk sugar, lactose, making Greek yogurt less likely to upset the lactose-intolerant.
Always remember this: No matter which type you choose, opt for yogurt with less added sugar. Fruit flavored yogurts can pack as much sugar as a soda, 37 grams.
It has half or less the amount of sodium per serving as regular yogurt, important to have into consideration that too much salt can boost blood pressure and increase the risk of other heart problems.
And finally, it has an amazing taste and texture, providing tons of benefits, below you can see the nutritional facts.
Greek (5.3 ounces, nonfat, plain)
• Calories: 80
• Total fat: 0 grams
• Cholesterol: 10 milligrams
• Sodium: 50 milligrams
• Sugar: 6 grams
• Protein: 15 grams
• Calcium: 15 percent on a 2,000-calorie diet