Is Greek yogurt really the pinnacle of healthy eating like so many people claim? Greek yogurt is constantly used to make all kinds of meals healthier
even as frosting on cupcakes. But we had to ask ourselves—is yogurt really that healthy? And what happens to your body when you eat Greek yogurt regularly?
In order to learn the health benefits—and risks—we turned to a few dietitians to learn the truth about what happens to your body when you eat Greek yogurt.
"Greek yogurt is a great portable protein and it can also help you quell hunger," says Katherine Brooking, MS, RD. "What's more,
Greek yogurt may also help fight belly fat, according to a recent study presented at the annual Society for Endocrinology conference.
"All yogurts are excellent sources of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12,"
"What distinguishes Greek yogurt is its thicker, creamier texture because the liquid whey is strained out.
Brooking points out that Greek yogurt has almost twice the amount of protein. A 3/4 cup serving of low-fat Greek yogurt contains around 17 grams of protein,
compared to a normal low-fat yogurt which only contains around 8 grams per 3/4 cup. To put this in perspective
"Eating Greek yogurt on a regular basis can provide your gut with a healthy influx of probiotic bacteria, as Greek yogurt can contain live active cultures