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April 17, 2012 10:40 AM
Hi All

I see so much info on Greek Yogurt, what to have with it, etc. I have tried it and while it tastes good, it is so many more calories than the light I usually get.

So what is the big deal with Greek Yogurt? I am assuming it has something to do with the ingredients or better for you, but I just don't know.

Thanks,
  1337349
April 17, 2012 10:41 AM
High protein.
  4901482
April 17, 2012 10:41 AM
Twice as much protein as regular yogurt :)
April 17, 2012 10:41 AM
More protein and typically less sugar!
  253986
April 17, 2012 10:42 AM
more protein. and it tastes f***in' awesome!
April 17, 2012 10:43 AM
Search the threads. Lots of info.
April 17, 2012 10:43 AM
High in protein and the plain makes a fantastic substitue for sour cream.
  3640190
April 17, 2012 10:44 AM
You can get non-fat or light greek yogurt also - plain is better for you than any with added sugars (obviously).
Greek / Balkan style yogurt is creamier, has double the protein, less sugar, half the carbs and half the sodium of regular yogurt.
April 17, 2012 10:44 AM
More protein so it helps you feel fuller longer...and not to mention the taste is waaaayyyyy better than any regular/light yogurt out there!
  4472087
April 17, 2012 10:44 AM
Lots more protein, more calcium, way less sugar, good for you cultures (especially um, for the ladies)

There are 60-80 calories in a Dannon light and fit and 100 in a Fage 0%, which is also not that wild a difference considering it's much more filling due to the protein.

Dannon:

http://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/dannon/light-and-fit-yogurt

Fage:

http://www.fageusa.com/products/fage-total-0-percent/

I also prefer the tangy natural flavor and creaminess of Greek yogurt to the overly sweet, somewhat watery taste of processed light yogurts.
April 17, 2012 10:44 AM
QUOTE:

Hi All

I see so much info on Greek Yogurt, what to have with it, etc. I have tried it and while it tastes good, it is so many more calories than the light I usually get.

So what is the big deal with Greek Yogurt? I am assuming it has something to do with the ingredients or better for you, but I just don't know.

Thanks,


Same ingredients. It's strained more, so it's thicker and the protein is higher.
  5444783
April 17, 2012 10:45 AM
its delicious and a great source of protein.
  876312
April 17, 2012 10:45 AM
plus the FEW extra calories it is helps all those people who say "I just can't eat more calories, I am not hungry." Problem solved!!
  4432041
April 17, 2012 10:46 AM
taste better , better texture
April 17, 2012 10:46 AM
I don't get it either. I think it tastes gross, way too creamy.
I don't like regular yogourt much either but I can barely stomache greek yogourt.
April 17, 2012 10:47 AM
Way more protein, and way fewer artificial ingredients. Love it!
April 17, 2012 10:47 AM
More protein and it tastes so damn good!!!!!!! Chobani and Fage girl right here!
  16437197
April 17, 2012 10:48 AM
I was wondering the same thing... Thanks.for posting the topic and after reading I cant wait to taste it
  15530376
April 17, 2012 10:48 AM
I use it fo recipes, and swap it out for sour cream, taste just about the same and much better for you.
  14184735
April 17, 2012 10:49 AM
That light yogurt so many people eat has a bunch of artificial crap in it whereas greek yogurt does not. Higher protein and more satisfying.
  11570105
April 17, 2012 10:49 AM
The brand I get is high protein and low carb and only 100 calories per container.
April 17, 2012 10:49 AM
No artificial sweeteners like in "Light" yogurts. Those things are no good for you! Shouldn't touch 'em with a 10 foot pole.
April 17, 2012 10:49 AM
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High protein.


This is the whole greek fad. I'm onboard too, I have one every morning with breakfast. I've even gotten my dad into them, he has started eating them instead of ice cream at night lol
  13536904
April 17, 2012 10:50 AM
LOVE it!!! I add it to my Protein shake!!
April 17, 2012 10:50 AM
Higher protein, richer taste.

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