Greek Yogurt Vs. Regular Yogurt: Which Is Healthier?

For many, Greek yogurt has become a must-have snack throughout their day. Not only has it proven to be delicious, but it's actually packed full of nutritional value. Often called strained yogurt, this form of yogurt is strained to remove most of its whey, resulting in a thicker consistency without minimizing its delicious flavor. It's also typically made to be fat-free or reduced fat. However, there is still some confusion as to the difference between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt. Which is more healthy and why? By the end of the discussion, it should be made clear the nutritional value of Greek yogurt and how it exceeds regular yogurt.

Protein

Protein is the building-block of mass. For individuals interested in developing muscle, consuming a lot of protein is required. This amino is also required to build energy. When it's broken down, the body receives energy, allowing you to work through that last hour in the office or push through to another mile on your run. It also is the building blocks for hair, nails, and skin. So, if individuals receive an injury, this is what will help them heal. In yogurt, for a six-ounce serving, Greek yogurt possessed fifteen to twenty grams of protein, which is a stark difference from the nine grams regular yogurt provides.

As such, bodybuilders and those interested in being healthy, or just powering through the workday, regularly make ingesting Greek yogurt part of their day. Whether it's in their smoothie for breakfast, a crucial part of their lunch, or a workday snack, this little packet of delicious cream can be the deciding factor between a sluggish day or an energized one.

Continue reading to discover the next factor in debating if Greek yogurt is indeed healthier than regular yogurt.

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