Myth Buster- Green Yogurt
Let’s do a little word association here. When we say “Greek yogurt” what pops into your head? “Crazy-high protein”? “Super healthy”? “Superfood”? While those adjectives do apply to some Greek yogurts, unfortunately, not every strain is equally nutritious. Different brands use different recipes, which means the protein, sugar, and added ingredients can range a whole lot. Here, we set the record straight on 6 common Greek yogurt myths so you know exactly what you’re buying. First, a little yogurt making 101: Traditionally, Greek yogurt is made by straining the yogurt to remove the whey (the liquid remaining after the milk is curdled), and the end result is a more-solid yogurt with less sugar, fewer carbohydrates, and more protein compared to regular yogurt, explains registered dietitian Maria Bella, MS, RD, CDN. Click here for more information.