One of the hottest buzz words in healthy diet talk these days is Greek yogurt. It’s so deliciously creamy and rich and smooth, it seems more like a decadent dessert than a healthy, nutritious snack. Greek yogurt differs from regular yogurt in that it has been strained to remove the whey. Water is also removed. These exclusions yield a thicker, more substantial yogurt product.
Greek yogurt can typically have twice as much protein as regular yogurt which allows one to feel more satisfied. Low-carb dieters find this type of yogurt beneficial to their weight loss efforts as it has half as many carbohydrates as regular yogurt. Additionally, people watching their intake of salt are pleased that Greek yogurt has half the amount of sodium compared to regular yogurt.
Greek Yogurt and Warfarin
Dairy products, including Greek yogurt, are low in Vitamin K and considered safe for consumption on a Warfarin diet. While they are acceptable and recommended to eat regularly, it is best to consume low-fat or non-fat products as much as possible to help maintain a healthy weight. With high amounts of probiotics and Calcium in Greek yogurt, improved digestive health and strong bones are benefits of including it in the diet. Greek yogurt is easily substituted for fats and liquids in many recipes, making it easier to stay consistent with healthful eating goals.
With every spoonful packed with important nutrients and providing numerous health benefits, it’s no wonder Greek yogurt is flying off grocery store shelves!
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