Is Greek Yogurt a great protein source?

by Vincent Vitale in Cricket Protein

Estimated Protein: 23 g per 8 oz. serving

Greek Yogurt is created by straining away the unnecessary liquid that often is associated with yogurt. Greek-style yogurts contain nearly twice as much protein as regular yogurt

Besides protein, Greek yogurt is packed with probiotics. Probiotics are microorganisms such as bacteria and yeast which keep you healthy. Without probiotics, too much bad bacteria can build up and tear down your immune system. Probiotics are also great for digestion.

Greek Yogurt also has

  • B12: Vegetarians typically lack B12 because it is generally found in meats

  • Potassium: This helps balance sodium levels which are traditionally high in North America

  • Iodine: Which is important for proper thyroid function, which in turn leads to a healthy metabolism.

  • Calcium: Increased calcium in diets is linked to limiting fat production in the body.

 

Greek Yogurt

The bad... Sugar!

Greek yogurt on average has 9 grams of naturally occurring sugar per 8 oz. This is due in large part to lactose, the sugar found in milk. However you’ll frequently find on popular Greek Yogurt labels that there are 15 grams of sugar. Meaning 6 unnecessary and unnatural grams of sugar are added.

Dairy!

Did I mention lactose? If you’re lactose intolerant, Greek Yogurt is a no go.

So there you have it, the good and the bad for this powerhouse Protein Source.

 

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