Eating Greek yogurt is becoming increasingly popular these days. Although it is smoother, has a stronger flavor and is less sweet than regular yogurt, is it healthier for you?
Here's food for thought:
- Both the non-fat and low fat kinds of these yogurts are healthy for you, because they are loaded with calcium and "good" bacteria.
- The same serving of Greek Yogurt is thicker, has half the sugar and twice the protein as
- A 6-ounce serving of Greek Yogurt contains 15 to 20 grams of protein or the same amount in 2 to 3 ounces of lean meat. While the same serving of regular yogurt contains only 9 grams of protein.
- If you are watching your carbs, Greek Yogurt has about half the carbs as the regular kind—5 to 8 grams per serving, compared to 13 to 17 for regular yogurt.