Got Greek Yogurt?

Got Greek Yogurt?

GREEK YOGURTGot Greek Yogurt? An article in the Wall Street Journal this week let us know that over a third of the yogurt sold in a typical grocery store is now Greek! I love the thicker texture and how rich it is in protein, so I am one of the converts of Greek Yogurt! Here are 3 great health benefits of Greek Yogurt

1. For Heart Health

A 6 oz. serving contains 0 g of saturated fat and cholesterol. This means you can eat as much yogurt as you want, without putting your heart in any danger.

2. For Bone Health

It is made from a highly concentrated form of milk, so you’re actually getting more calcium per mouthful than you would if you drank a glass of fresh milk. The composition of Greek yogurt averages at about 20 percent calcium, making it an effective bone strengthener

3. For Weight Reduction

It can count itself among high satiety index foods. Many dietitians agree that foods with high satiety indices, such as tuna, bring about more gustatory satisfaction than others, pound for pound. This means that 6 ounces of Greek yogurt will make you feel fuller than 6 ounces of clear soup. Even if you eat exactly the same amount of each. It is  30 percent protein which makes it very satisfying.