Here you’ve been all these years, devotedly eating your yogurt every day believing you were the absolute role model of healthy eating. Then along came Greek yogurt and everything you believed about your favorite cup of cultured goodness was turned on its lid.
So, what’s the deal with Greek yogurt? Should you drop your daily cup of “regular” yogurt to dive into this Mediterranean craze? Not necessarily.
Whether you’re a traditionalist or you’ve gone Greek, yogurt is a great healthy food choice, with just a few differences.
Most regular and Greek yogurts have live active cultures. And both provide calcium and protein, which your body needs.
But if you’re looking for more protein (about twice the amount), less lactose and fewer carbs in your diet, then Greek yogurt is the choice for you. But buyer beware! If these are the features you’re after, be sure you’re choosing an authentically strained Greek yogurt, and not one labeled Greek style, which uses more ingredients to create the same textures as strained Greek.
If any protein is a good amount of protein, and you’re not a carb counter, then you can make your choice based on the best factor of all – taste – and enjoy the benefits all yogurts can provide.
Looking for a great yogurt choice? Choose organic yogurt to ensure that what you’re eating is made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs.