3 REASONS WHY GREEK YOGHURT IS BETTER THAN REGULAR YOGHURT
3 Reasons why Greek Yoghurt is Better than Regular Yoghurt
While Greek yoghurt and regular yoghurt are made using the same ingredients, it is the way they are made that creates a difference in their taste and texture. This is why Greek yoghurt has a thicker, creamier quality compared to regular yoghurt as well as a signature rich, tangy taste.
Traditionally, Greek yoghurt is made from sheep’s milk which contains 9 percent butterfat – it’s this fat that creates the unmistakable consistency distinguishing Greek from plainer varieties. When conceiving Procal, founder Nick Thyssen, wanted to recreate the traditional consistency. First, he sourced high-quality, pasture-fed milk from Australian farmed cows. Then, he added a higher percentage of butterfat into the final product to replicate the sheep’s milk from Greece.
Greek yoghurt is also thicker than regular yoghurt because the whey and other liquids from regular varieties are removed. Because this by-product stays in Procal, it is more concentrated, more milky, and with heaps of extra nutritional goodness in one fluffy spoon.
When comparing the nutrient composition of Greek and regular yoghurt, Greek yoghurt wins every time. Greek yoghurt contains about half the amount of carbs as regular yoghurt and about half the amount of sugar. For instance, a 245-gram serving, regular yoghurt has 17 grams of carbs to Procal’s 10. In the same serving amount, regular yoghurt has 17 grams of sugar whilst Greek has just 9.
The rich amount of protein found in Greek yoghurt helps you to feel fuller for longer, making it the ideal choice to start your morning. Protein is also essential for cell growth and helping to build muscle, making it a great choice for a post workout recovery snack.
The higher sugar content of regular yoghurt makes it a great dessert option but – chronic high sugar can lead to Type 2 Diabetes, cavities, and heart disease, making Greek yoghurt a smarter choice.
Both Greek and regular yoghurts are an excellent source of magnesium, vitamin B12, and iodine.
Because of the density of Greek yoghurt, it has a higher concentration of probiotics than regular yoghurt. Probiotics are live bacterial cultures that help to support the good bacteria that already live in your gut. Consuming probiotics can have multiple health benefits, such as supporting your digestive system’s ability to handle a wide variety of foods and helping to regulate bowel movements. Greek yoghurt also contains a significant amount of calcium which is essential for maintaining strong bone health. Consuming Greek yoghurt may help to improve bone density and reduce risk of osteoporosis.
Eating Greek Yoghurt has also been linked to the lowering of cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Build-up of cholesterol and triglycerides leads to hardened or blocked arteries overtime. Consuming Greek yoghurt may help to reduce your risk of heart disease or atherosclerosis.
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