Greek yogurt is the hottest type of yogurt right now. It is made by removing most of the excess liquid from the yogurt that results in a richer and creamier product.
Removing all the excess liquid doubles the protein content found in regular yogurt and increases the nutritional value of the yogurt. It also helps to keep your appetite satisfied until the next meal, so it is perfect for those who want to build muscles.
Greek yogurt is still very high in calcium (20 percent of your daily recommended amount) and often lower in carbohydrates compared to regular yogurt.
Greek yogurt is also an excellent source of probiotics (good bacteria), which is needed to prevent bloating and gas problems, hence it is very important for a normal digestion process.
Plain nonfat yogurt has only 60 calories. You can also find the fruit flavored ones for those who enjoy the taste of fruit.
Smart tips for adding Greek yogurt to your meal:
- Greek yogurt can work as a natural substitute to many higher-fat ingredients. For example, use it as the base dressing for your favorite salad. Instead of using the high fat and calorie sour cream and mayonnaise, try the plain and non-fat Greek yogurt instead.
- You can also use it as a dip for your fresh fruits and makes a great lower-calorie tasty snack.
- Another way to infuse fruity flavor into plain fat-free Greek yogurt is to add a tablespoon of sweeteners, try apricots or pomegranate for a higher taste.
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