Food You Should Be Eating: Greek Yogurt


Let me start off today by saying, yogurt should be a staple of your diet, barring a food allergy.  There are many health benefits from that little cup of yogurt in the morning, especially Greek yogurt.  Here are a couple of reasons you should make the switch to Greek yogurt from regular yogurt.

  1. Higher Protein – Most Greek Yogurt in your supermarket will contain roughly 20 grams of protein per serving, whereas regular yogurts will contain anywhere from 8-12 grams per serving.
  2. Lower Simple Carbohydrates (sugars) – Regular yogurt contains anywhere from 15-17 grams of simple carbs, while Greek Yogurt contains 9 grams or less.
  3. Lower Sodium – Greek Yogurt contains 50 percent less sodium than regular yogurt products.  If you’re looking to cut down your sodium, this is a great place to start.

If you’re not going to switch to Greek Yogurt, you should still have yogurt on your breakfast menu at least twice a week.  Yogurt contains acidophilus, which is a probiotic that helps promote the good bacteria in your intestines.  By consuming a yogurt with acidophilus, you can help prevent everyday colds and infections that arise from the build up of bad bacteria on your intestinal wall.  Also, probiotics, along with a diet high in protein and nutrients, will help you stay away from antibiotics.

It’s only a matter of time before our bodies become immune to the antibiotics on the market.  If you eat right, you can stay away from antibiotics until it’s absolutely necessary.  For any questions, comments, or inquiries, you can email me at aelitefitness@gmail.com.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great start to the week!

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