AKSHITA AGGARWAL

DIETITIAN

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August 3, 2017

GREEK YOGURT

 

Greek yogurt is a kind of yogurt from which water or whey is removed to make it thicker compared to normal yogurt.

 

PROS & CONS

 

It has double the amount of protein compared to regular yogurt. Thus is a good in-between snack for hunger pangs between major meals.

 

High protein ensures satiety or feeling of fullness

 

It has more amount of gut friendly bacteria hence improves digestion and helps reduce gas and bloating.

 

It is very thick in consistency & is a good as well as lighter substitute for mayonnaise and cheese for your sandwich or rolls as spread .

 

It has lesser lactose so a better choice for lactose intolerant as compared to regular yogurt.

 

Since it is derived from yogurt it has good quantities of Vitamin b complex especially vitamin b6 & vitamin b12

 

All those who have hard time initiating curd or yogurt eating habits in children can opt for greek yogurt as they have better acceptability due to different flavours and thick creamy texture

 

You can add cornflakes/ meuseli/ puffed barley/ puffed rice to your greek yogurt and use it as a mini meal.

 

A good substitute for ice cream for people on diet and weight loss regime.

 

Due to high protein content excess consumption may lead to stomach cramps and

flatulence.

 

It is not as hydrating as regular curd and yogurt.

 

It is a very good source of calcium and hence helpful in osteoporosis.

 

Please consult your dietitian/ trainer for knowing right quantity for yourself.

 

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