Friday, November 4, 2011

The Health Benefits of Greek Yogurt

Are you crazy for greek yogurt? A lot of people are. According to, greek yogurt sales have increased 100% every year for the past 3 years. Besides being delicious, greek yogurt has many health benefits. Below are 4 of the key nutritional benefits of greek yogurt.

Greek yogurt has more protein than standard yogurt. Per ounce, greek yogurt has 1 additional gram of protein over typical non-fat yogurt. A standard 6 oz. Serving of greek yogurt has a total of 15 grams of protein.

Reduced Sugar
Greek yogurt is made by straining the whey off yogurt numerous times to create its thick texture. During this process, most of the natural sugar is removed.

Greek yogurt contains essential healthy bacteria that can improve intestinal health, reduce diarrhea, and help prevent vaginal yeast infections.

A 6 oz. Serving of greek yogurt has about 20% of your daily calcium needs.

The next time you are looking for a healthy snack, go Greek!

Gage Livingston
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Milwaukee, WI


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