The Right Way to Eat Yogurt!

There’s The Right Way to Eat Yogurt & the wrong way to eat yogurt. I love the fact that kids are into eating yogurt. I hate the fact that their eating crappy yogurt full of processed stuff & sugar. It totally depletes the whole idea behind eating yogurt. 

The benefits of eating yogurt is to fill your intestinal tract with probiotics. These are living organisms that live in your digestive trac and help you with a multitude of things like digestion & immune function. Yogurt also gives you calcium, vitamins B-2, B-12, potassium & magnesium.

 

kids eating yogurt
kids eating yogurt

There’s nothing that urks me more than when people think their eating something healthy but their not. It’s not their fault tho. Media and advertising are fooling people all the time with their words and phrases like “all natural” & “Fresh”.

You probably didn’t think there was a right way and a wrong way of eating yogurt. But, there is!

 There are so few brands that actually give you what you think your getting. Everyone knows the benefits yogurt gives you but, everyone doesn’t know how to pick a brand that will really give you the benefits that yogurt can provide.

 

I want to break it down for you simply so you can make sure you’re getting what you paid for.

 

1st Choose Greek yogurt. Why? Greek yogurt is strained so much of the whey, lactose & sugar is removed. For the same amount of calories as regular yogurt has Greek yogurt has double the amount of protein  & half the amount of sugar.

 

  • 6 ounces of regular yogurt gives you 15-20 grams of protein while regular yogurt only gives you 9 grams for the same amount.

 

  • Greek yogurt contains half the amount of carbohydrates as regular yogurt does.

 

  • Greek yogurt has half the amount of sodium than regular yogurt does.

 

The straining process makes all this possible.

 

Here is a look at Greek vs non Greek

 

Greek (5.3 ounces, nonfat, plain

Calories: 80

Total fat: 0 grams

Cholesterol: 10 milligrams

Sodium: 50 milligrams

Sugar: 6 grams

Protein: 15 grams

Calcium: 15 percent on a 2,000-calorie diet

Regular (6 ounces, nonfat, plain)

Calories: 80

Total fat: 0 grams

Cholesterol 5 milligrams

Sodium: 120 milligrams

Sugar: 12 grams

Protein: 9 grams

Calcium: 30 percent on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Here’s how you can get those same cool flavors those not so healthy brands offer. 

  • Use honey, agave, coconut nectar & maple syrup to sweeten it.
  • Use granola, nuts & seeds for crunch
  • puree fresh fruit for a healthy version of “fruit on the bottom”
    fruit on bottom 2
    fruit on bottom 2

     

It’s so easy to do. I love using small mason jars or jars left over from roasted red peppers, olives & artichokes. 

 

  • Puree a variety of fruits and place on the bottom of your glass jar,
  • Add desired amount of plain Greek yogurt 
  • Top it off with your choice of sweetener

Viola! there you go a healthy version of fruit on the bottom for you to enjoy totally guilt free & loaded with vitamins, minerals & protein. 

Livestrong has a great article on The Right Way to Eat Yogurt

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