Health Benefits of Greek Yogurt
In recent times, the popularity of Greek Yogurt as a health superfood has risen considerably. More and more people are inclined towards high-protein foods. There is no such thing as ‘regional foods’ and ‘regional cuisines’ anymore as food items from all over the world are being commercialized and sold across the globe. Sailing on the current of this globalization and health-on-the-go revolution, the benefits of Greek Yogurt have made it the ‘it-food’ of health.
So, let’s discuss some of the health benefits of Greek Yogurt in this article. You can also read our blog on the origin and history of Greek Yogurt and how to make it at home.
Health Benefits of Greek Yogurt
Greek Yogurt Vs Curd Calories 250 g
|Low Fat Curd
|Low Fat Greek Yogurt
|34% of the Daily Value (DV)
|22% of the DV
|7% of the DV
|4% of the DV
It has more protein than regular yoghurt
As the straining takes away most of the water content, it leaves the hung curd with a thicker consistency. It also has an increased density of protein. Also, let’s be honest, it does taste better when used in a Granola Bowl Recipe, smoothies, or as a base for a natural fruity dessert. Now wonder why it makes perfect sense with eaten with granola or muesli and fruits, much more than normal curd.
It has a lower amount of carbs
Straining the yogurt removes nearly 40% of the carbohydrates from it. Although it has lesser amounts of calcium, it is still a much more workable option for people who’re counting calories. It fits well on your low-carb diet and makes for a good snack, pre-workout AND post-workout, as well as a dessert.
It has a low sugar content
Compared to regular curd, it has half the amount of sugar. So, diabetics who are really watching their sugar can choose this option with ease.
It is good for digestion and gut health
Greek Yoghurt is rich in probiotics. Probiotics are good bacteria that help our body digest food and keep our stomach and intestines healthy. Curd has lactobacillus bacteria. Another bacterium called streptococcus thermophilus is sometimes added to curd to turn it into Greek Yogurt.
It’s good for your mood and brain too
Probiotics are also directly related to mood regulation as well. There’s scientific proof that our digestive system makes happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine which are known to uplift moods. A study showed that people who consumed probiotics experienced better mental health as compared to those who didn’t
Benefits of Greek Yogurt include Bone Health
Greek Yogurt is a rich source of calcium. Although normal curd has more calcium than Greek yogurt, the straining process reduces the calcium content by 30%. Nevertheless, a 100 g serving of Greek yogurt covers up to 10-15% of the daily calcium intake. It, therefore, helps in strengthening bones and preventing a reduction in bone density.
Best Ways to Eat Greek Yogurt
It goes really well with fruits, honey, and some muesli or granola
Check out this really amazing Greek Yogurt Granola Bowl Recipe which is a perfect snack for you. It can be eaten as breakfast, a snack, or even a dessert.
It can be used in smoothies
Take some skimmed milk, and add 100 g of granola, oats, bananas, dates, berries, honey, and whey protein to make a perfect smoothie.
The tastiest of dips can be made using Greek Yogurt.
Here is a blog about some easy dip recipes that you can try at home. It will elevate your snacking experience. E.g, Tzatziki dip is made with Greek yogurt and dill, cucumbers, etc.
Use it to make healthy sandwich spreads
Just take some thick Greek yogurt, add piz seasonings and chilli flakes, and add some burnt garlic and salt. Mix it well and you have a healthy sandwich spread ready in minutes!
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