29 Jun 2023

Health Benefits of Greek Yogurt

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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.

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Health Benefits of Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt Vs Curd Calories 250 g

Low Fat CurdLow Fat Greek Yogurt
Calories154179
Carbs17 grams10 grams
Sugar17 grams9 grams
Protein13 grams24 grams
Fat4 grams5 grams
Calcium34% of the Daily Value (DV)22% of the DV
Sodium7% of the DV4% 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.

cucumber dip made from greek yogurt

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

health benefits of greek yogurt

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. 

greek yogurt

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!

Looking for Greek Yogurt in your city? We deliver epigamia Greek yogurt and other brands right to your doorstep. Making it at home? We’ll bring you curd, cheesecloth, milk, and utensils too! Milkbasket online grocery delivery app has 6000+ products – from grocery items to farm fresh vegetables, fruits, and dairy products from all your favourite brands.

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