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Benefits of Greek Yogurt - Greek Yogurt vs Regular Yogurt

Updated on June 20, 2011

Benefits of Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is obtained through filtering and ridding the whey mixture. The Greek yogurt contains high concentrated probiotic bacteria, which gives it not only the tangy taste but also the health promoting benefits. It has fewer carbohydrates and fats that help in controlling the carb levels of the diabetic patients and losing weight of the obese and overweight people. Since Greek yogurt has lower sodium levels as compared to the regular yogurt, it serves well to the persons who are advised to avoid excess salt intakes.

Even the daily dose of a cupful Greek yogurt is sufficed to get high amount of protein, which is twice that of the regular yogurt. It is gentle on the stomach and so becomes helpful in relieving digestion and constipation problems. The persons intolerant with lactose can look upon the Greek yogurt as a better option.

Greek Yogurt
Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt How To Prepare

This delicious, thick, creamy, and healthy stuff is manufactured using sheep milk or cow milk. It is treated with the natural triple straining process to make it creamier and thicker without addition of any thickening agents. Hence, it retains its cosmetic value, which is a favorite issue among the women. Its live bacteria are powerful enough to treat the vaginal infections. It is a healing agent for the damaged intestinal lining and cures naturally intestinal infections as well as diarrhea.

Greek yogurt is beneficial both in externally and internally. The consumption of Greek yogurt eliminates the free radicals and toxins. It contains zinc, lactic acid, and protein, which rejuvenate the sunburned skin by reducing the redness and nourishing the skin as a moisturizer and skin toner. In a word, it is a good hair mask and face mask to work as the exfoliating as well as moisturizing element.

Greek Yogurt Vs Regular Yogurt

Yogurt is a dairy product which contains probiotics of yeasts or beneficial bacteria, and it is prepared by the bacterial fermentation of milk in a controlled environment. The fermented milk thereafter produces lactic acid to form whey that adds characteristic tangy taste with the custard like thick texture. Nevertheless,

Greek yogurt is prepared by straining the whey liquid through a muslin cloth for three times. This Greek yogurt is enriched with protein and low carbohydrates as well as sodium than the regular yogurt. However, the main difference between the two lies in the lower score of calcium content in Greek yogurt which is three times higher in the amount in the regular yogurt. Thence, the people having the deficiency of calcium must include regular yogurt in their diet.

As we know that the Greek yogurt is creamier and thicker than the regular yogurt, the former retains more nutritional value than the latter. The Greek yogurt is ideal for making dishes since it does not curdle, even if cooked in high temperature, whereas the regular yogurt should be served after the gravies and sauces are cooled down. T

he Harvard School of Public Health studied and concluded that the chances of high blood pressure are decreased by 50% when low-fat dairy products are eaten up daily. The good bacteria in yogurt help in digesting food and in reducing yeast infections. In a word, it would be best of both worlds if you use Greek yogurt for making gravies and dips, and regular yogurt for desserts and salad dressings.

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      spacemanusa 

      5 years ago

      Great article. The more we learn about yogurts and how we can enjoy them the better. Greek is by far helthier than any other options.

      http://spacemanusa.com/frozen-yogurt-available-for...

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      LensMan999 

      6 years ago from Trans-Neptunian region

      Hi webguyonline and cheapsk8chick,

      Nice to know that my hub impressed you both. Thanks for your supportive comments.

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      cheapsk8chick 

      8 years ago

      Great hub! I never knew or even thought about the benefits - just know that I like the texture better. I will link up from my "how to" hub! Thanks! Voted & rated.

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