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5 reasons why you should be taking greek yoghurt instead of regular yoghurt




In the spirit of healthy snacking, and also because I’ve finally found amazing Greek yogurt at some health store on the Island in Lagos, I’ll share 3 of my favorite Greek yogurt “snacks”.

Before we go into recipes, let’s talk benefits.

Probiotics – Greek yogurt contains Probiotics, healthy bacteria known to promote a healthy digestive system. It helps with food digestion, as well as maintaining the balance between good and bad bacteria in your colon.

Protein – It’s a great source of protein, and has more protein than regular yogurt. For the average Nigerian diet lacking in protein, Greek yogurt provides a delicious way to get more protein in.

Nutrient Powerhouse – Greek yogurt is a great source of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and magnesium. While multivitamins/supplements are helpful, nutrients are better absorbed when eaten. So why not get as much of the nutrients in their natural form, and supplement if necessary.

Lactose Intolerance – From a person who is severely lactose intolerant, Greek yogurt is much lighter on my digestive system than regular yogurt. This is as a result of the way it’s produced, resulting in a lower amount of lactose than regular yogurt.

Less Carbohydrates – For those searching for a moderate carbohydrate diet, Greek yogurt fits right in. It has less carbs than regular yogurt, and as previously mentioned, is a good source of protein.

Now to the yumminess – recipes! Well, I guess you’ll have to come back next week for the recipes of my 3 favorite Greek yogurt snacks!

Click here for 4 Amazing greek yogurt recipes to try at home

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NAI is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she obtained a Bachelors degree in Dietetics; she holds a Masters degree in Public Health (Health Behavior) from the University of Kentucky and a Maternal & Child Health cerification. She is on a mission to foster healthy behaviors in her "little corner” and is a proud member of various Health and Nutritional bodies including the American Public Health Association (APHA), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and School Nutrition Association (SNA).