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5 Reasons To Switch Over To Greek Yogurt by Claudia

by Claudia, posted to Food & Drink

It seems that everyone has dumped the typical Yoplait yogurt and switched over to Greek Yogurt. This yogurt has many benefits along with a taste that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.

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Greek yogurt can have twice as much protein as regular yogurt. The...more

I love using this as a snack before or after working out. This yogurt has a huge amount of protein that goes well in shakes!

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Greek yogurt has a smooth, rich and thick consistency. Part of what makes Greek yogurt different than regular yogurt is that it is strained to remove the whey. When whey is removed, so is water, which creates a thicker, more substantial yogurt product. This is why Greek yogurt is so popular because of the satisfaction after eating something creamy and smooth.

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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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Easy 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.

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Low in Carbohydrates

If you are watching your carbohydrate intake or have a sensitivity to carbohydrates like diabetes, then Greek yogurt is your ticket. Regular yogurts have 15 to 17 grams of carbohydrates per cup, where Greek yogurt averages around 9 grams.

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Salt is a big red flag and many consumers are looking for foods lower in sodium. According to the USDA, Greek yogurt has less sodium by up to 50 percent.

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