Is Greek Yogurt Really Good For You?

If you're a fan of Greek yogurt, then you'll be happy to read that the answer to the question posed above is yes! One of our favorite dairy treats has more positives than negatives when it comes to health. Read below for some reasons why!

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Double the amount of protein: According to Huffington Post, Greek yogurt contains double the amount of protein than traditional yogurt. However, just because the product contains double the protein, doesn't mean it is necessarily healthier. Experts have warned against being fooled on higher protein amounts. Even though Greek yogurt does contain a high amount of protein, it's important to check the nutrition label because some brands may contain higher amounts of sugar and fat as well. (We recommend Chobani or Dannon's Light and Fit GreekYyogurt).

>> Read more: Quick Protein Guide for Your Fitness Level 

Improves your digestive system: All yogurts contain probiotics, which are "friendly" bacteria that live in your gut and help improve your digestive system. However, an article from HealthCorps says to avoid the sweetened traditional kind of yogurt. So it's important to shop for yogurt with less sugar and fat, such as Greek yogurt.

>> Read more: Help Your Digestive System With These 10 High-Fiber Snacks

Boosts your immune system: Along with the improvement of your digestive system, those probiotics that help your digestive system can also benefit your immune system. Who doesn't want to try and avoid a cold that can put us on the couch all day?

Great source of vitamin B12: According to Healthline, vitamin B12 is important for energy and healthy brain function, and Greek yogurt is a great source for that. For all of those vegetarians out there, this vitamin is usually found in meat, so Greek yogurt is a great alternative.

Remember, some of these benefits can come from all types of yogurt. However, the key thing to remember here is that traditional yogurt contains more sugar and fat. So even though non-Greek yogurts may add some benefits to your body, you're still adding unnecessary sugars and fats to your body.

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