Most nights I sit down with a bowl of blueberries topped with greek yoghurt, my girls often do the same. I love yoghurt and I’m always on the search for a low sugar variety (other than making it myself that is) so when I found this variety I decided I should share so that you too can enjoy!
What differentiates Greek yoghurt from traditional yogurt is that Greek yoghurt has been strained to remove the whey. As a result, Greek yoghurt has a creamier, thicker texture and rich flavor. In addition, the removal of whey results in a healthier yoghurt with 40 percent less sugar, 38 percent less sodium and more than twice the amount of protein than traditional yoghurt. Each spoonful is also packed with nutrients and provides numerous health benefits.
One of the most touted health benefits of Greek yoghurt is the probiotics it contains. These healthy bacteria help promote a healthy gut. Your digestive tract naturally contains lots of different types of bacteria – some good, helping you digest food, and some potentially harmful. Eating Greek yoghurt with probiotics helps increase the good bacteria in your gut. And the more good bacteria you take in, the less room there is for the bad varieties to grow. Maintaining this healthy balance of friendly bacteria can help with several digestive issues. For example, it may help keep you regular and fight the bad bacteria that can cause diarrhea. Probiotics may also be helpful for those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and intestinal diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.