Greek yogurt is totally different from regular yogurt. It undergoes one extra process where excess lactose, water, minerals are drained out. The end result is a more solid yogurt with less sugar, fewer carbohydrates, and more protein compared to regular yogurt. A bowl of greek yogurt can keep you fortified with nutrients and even help you to lose weight. Here are some of the health benefits of greek yogurt.
Rich in protein
Greek yogurt is packed with proteins and is a great way to boost your protein levels while avoiding heavy foods like meats.
Probiotics are great for digestive system. It helps in good gut health, especially for people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome.
Greek yogurt has vitamin B12 which is necessary for energy production and healthy brain function. Vegetarians can have greek yogurt to boost the vitamin B12 levels.
Helps in recovery
Greek yogurt contains protein that can repair the damage done by exercise. So it can be used as a post workout snack.
Rich in iodine
Iodine is important for thyroid function and for healthy metabolism. Increasing iodine levels in their diet increases the thyroid’s activity and in turn increases their metabolism promoting weight loss.
Prevents blood pressure
Potassium may help in flushing the excess sodium out of your body. So potassium in yogurt helps in preventing high blood pressure.
The writer is founder and chief nutritionist at Sano Holistic Nutrition Clinic