Greek yogurt has a lusciously thick and creamy texture and rich taste, but those aren't the only qualities. Did you know that it has twice the protein (which helps you feel full and satiated) than standard American-style yogurts? And the health benefits go on!
It's been minimally processed, so it maintains healthy bacterias such as acidophilus and lactobacillus organisms, both of which help improve intestinal health.
Greek yogurt has more calcium than most yogurts. Due to the live active cultures in yogurt, calcium is more easily absorbed by the body. A 6-ounce serving of Greek yogurt provides nearly 20% of your daily calcium needs.
Half the Sugar
Because the whey is strained off multiple times, thus creating its thick texture, much of the natural sugar is removed. In fact, Greek yogurt has half the sugar as unsweetened American-style yogurt!
Healthy Substitute for Sour Cream!
It won't curdle at high temperatures, so Greek yogurt makes for a great substitute for sour cream in baked dishes and on top of baked potatoes!
Try some of these delicious recipes featuring Greek yogurt:
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