You might have noticed the increasing number of options for Greek yogurt in grocery store; and there’s a reason for it: People are discovering the added benefits of this particular style of yogurt. Greek yogurt is similar to regular yogurt in that they are both high in calcium and are made by fermenting milk with live bacteria cultures. However, Greek yogurt is strained to remove liquid whey which also results in removing the lactose. The result is a thicker, more protein-rich yogurt with less sugar.
Making the switch from regular, fruit-flavored yogurt to a plain Greek yogurt might be a little difficult. The yogurt can have a little more tang and to get yourself accustomed to it, you may need to mix it with fruit, honey or nuts. This style of yogurt is also great paired with a curry or lamb dish as a tzatziki dip and with its thicker consistency, could be a great base for a dessert.
With more protein, less sugar and more versatility, switching to Greek yogurt could be a healthy move this year.