Many people are in the habit of cutting dairy from their diet thinking that this is the route to better health.
While in many cases this is true, there’s one type of dairy you may want to rethink: Greek yogurt.
If you choose your yogurt wisely, this is one dairy variation you don’t want to miss out on. Unless you are severely lactose intolerant, you can certainly afford to keep Greek yogurt in your diet plan.
Here are the benefits it has to offer.
- It’s lower in sugar content than most other forms of dairy and/or yogurts
- It’s a great source of dietary protein
- It provides calcium to foster stronger bones
- It may help satisfy your appetite better than some other protein sources
- It can be eaten in many different ways – savory or sweet – your choice
The main thing to remember when purchasing Greek yogurt is to buy a plain, lower fat variety. If you get a fruit flavored Greek Yogurt for instance, you’re bound to get a lot of added sugars with this yogurt, making it much less healthy.
Instead, add your own flavorings to the Greek yogurt by tossing in some fresh fruit, mixing in some peanut butter, or simply creating a vegetable dip from the yogurt instead.