Hello Surrender Fast Family,
In their article Greek Yogurt vs. Regular Yogurt: Which is More Healthful authors Angela Haupt and Kurtis Hiatt put the two yogurts to the test to see which would be the ultimate grand champion of all that is good and healthy!
Eating Greek yogurt is the new hip thing to do, but does it really pack a punch against its counterpart? Here are the facts:
Greek yogurt is high in protein, making you feel fuller longer. An average a 6-ounce serving contains 15 to 20 grams of protein which is the same amount in 2 to 3 ounces of lean meat (good for vegetarians looking to get more protein in their diet). In contrast the regular yogurt contains 9 grams.
It contains approximately half the carbs as the regular kind – 5 to 8 grams per serving vs. 13 to 17 grams.
Note: The straining process removes some of the milk sugar, lactose, making Greek yogurt less likely to upset those that are lactose-intolerant.
In just 7 ounces, Fage’s full-fat Greek yogurt packs 16 grams of saturated fat vs. Dannons 8-oz. full-fat yogurt which has 5 grams of saturated fat. If you are watching your fast take caution to read labels when deciding which type of yogurt to purchase.
A serving of Greek yogurt averages 50 milligrams of sodium, about 1/2 the amount in most brands of the the regular kind; although there are low-sodium versions of regular yogurt available.
Note: Too much salt can boost blood pressure and increase the risk of other heart problems.
Regular yogurt provides 30 percent of the federal government’s recommended daily amount. Greek yogurt loses some of its calcium through the staining process, but still comes in strong. A 6-ounce cup typically supplies about 20 percent of the daily recommendation.
Though most experts agree the Greek yogurt has an undeniable nutritional edge, both yogurts can help you lose weight by keeping you fuller on fewer calories. (Note: this research was based on nonfat plain yogurt.)
Here’s to your health,
Stephanie Davis, CNHP
Certified Natural Health Professional
Administrative Assistant to Dr. Celeste Owens
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