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Greek Yogurt and Regular Yogurt

Greek yogurt is a superb alternative for an early or mid-morning nibble – particularly for those on the go. It has a plenitude of protein; and on the off chance that you adhere to the first Fage, does not have any of the added substances that the wellbeing cognizant go to considerable lengths to avoid.

So, many individuals don’t exactly know the contrast between standard yogurt and the Greek kind. For one thing, the Greek choice is certainly a dinner for those attempting to wind up leaner and lose the weight. The more customary yogurt – the one that overwhelmed general store retires in the years up to around 1998 (which is when Fage Greek yogurt arrived on American shores and began to fundamentally take once again) – can be ludicrous measures of prepared sugar, with a healthful esteem very little superior to anything immaculate frozen yogurt.

The sugar in customary yogurt is the stuff that broadens your tummy outwards; it’s the fat-feeder, since every last bit of it is included sugar. The Food and Drug Administration doesn’t number the sugar from products of the soil carbs to the suggested esteem, since that sort of predigested sugar is truly very useful for your body and can be had in extraordinary amounts. It’s the prepared sugar added to most bundled nourishments that is an executioner over the long haul.

# How to Distinguish Between the Yogurts

The most obvious thing about Greek yogurt is the amount of protein inside; it’s a lot more than what you’d find in regular yogurt. In fact, it’s more than double what you’d find; a single cup of plain Fage Total or 2% can contain as much as 23 grams of protein. Compare this to the fact that the Daily Recommended Value for protein intake for sedentary women and men is up to about 50 grams – which means a single serving of Greek yogurt gets you more than halfway there.

Now, just because it’s Greek yogurt doesn’t mean it is automatically good for you. As can be expected in a society dominated by competitive marketing, the once fully-healthy Greek yogurt market has become saturated with all kinds of silly alterations that fly in the face of its Mediterranean origin. Greek yogurt has benefits, and you shouldn’t undermine them by adding all sorts of unhealthy condiments.

There’s cookies n cream, chocolate-covered and other sugar-heavy additives in some brands. This defeats much of the purpose of switching to the Greek variety, which is why you must opt only for the plain kinds – whether you choose Fage, Oikos, Chobani or any of the other brands. Avoid the vanilla, honey and even fruit options, which cater to the American tendency to over-sweeten everything.

# Add Your Own Stuff to Plain Greek Yogurt

Don’t take the above to mean that Greek yogurt with fruit is a bad thing; it’s not – not even close. It’s just that when the fruit is already added at the production plant, they invariably add processed sugar to it, too – to make sure it tastes better than the competition’s, so that they don’t lose market share.

Fruits and other toppings, when added by you, ratchet up the benefits of the yogurt. From strawberries and mangoes, to nuts and oats – even raw honey, which has tremendous digestion benefits – the options are almost limitless. Granola is another one, and makes for a quick and essentially self-contained breakfast.

Many bodybuilders and athletes even add protein powder to their Greek yogurt, which increases the overall content of protein even more, and makes for a fuel-packed, muscle-repairing and muscle-building superfood.

So, in sum, get the plain Fage or other kind of Greek yogurt if you’re serious about your diet. Then, add the stuff you’d like to make it taste better yourself. This rings true even if you like semi-sweet chocolate chips or similar toppings; it’ll still be a lot better for you than if the store added the stuff.