The benefits of Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt has got a very good reputation, but why? Here are my thoughts on why you should give this product a try.

I personally have Greek yogurt, usually with fruit. Most yogurts on the market today, are saturated with unnecessary garbage - for flavour, for shelf life and so on. If you are someone who wants to get in shape, especially if you want to build muscle, then get buying Greek yogurt! Here are some of the main benefits:

- PROTEIN! Greek yogurt has around twice as much protein as regular yogurt. Protein is what makes you feel fuller for longer (helps to stop snacking), and of course, helps to repair damaged muscles after training. The protein can vary between 13g and 20g per serving.

- CARBS - WHAT CARBS?? Greek yogurt is low in carbohydrates - around 7-9g per serving. Regular yogurt has around double that.

- FLEXIBLE! Probably the most common use for Greek yogurt will be to mix it with fruit or to put it in smoothies. But there are far more uses for it. I personally have it with fruit, or if I'm having a bit of a 'treat', then I will have some with a little bit of cake or something. People also use it in baking and cooking.

- PROBIOTICS! Greek yogurt contains probiotics - microorganisms that help to improve your digestion and immune system.

So, the above shows a few of the benefits of Greek yogurt (the main ones I would say). It's a fantastic swap for regular yogurt. Yes, it is a little more expensive, but I believe the benefits outweigh the little extra cost. Whether you are looking to lose fat or build muscle, Greek yogurt can be a great addition to your everyday diet. Not only will it help with your goals, it can help your insides too, which will make you feel a little better.

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