Greek Yoghurt Vs Regular Yoghurt Why Both Can Work In Your Favour

My Di1’s know that I’m a huge fan of Yoghurt and I tend to try to throw it in when I can, but who can blame me..


It’s a fermented dairy product that’s popular worldwide!



In more recent times Greek yoghurt has been encouraged to be eaten by The Healthy One & other health experts.

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Both regular & Greek yoghurts are filled with quality nutrients that are good for us.



So if we can really eat them both, then what really sets them apart?/ which one is better for me ?Β 


I’ll explain it all below..

Yoghurt 101

Ok both regular & Greek yoghurt are fermented dairy products, you know like Kefir & sour cream.



The fermented dairy products are made by converting all the lactose milk into natural occurring sugar, into the lactic acid via using certain bacteria..

AKA “Starter cultures”

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Both yoghurts are made with the same ingredients.. Fresh milk, Bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus ect as starter cultures.



What you’ll notice though if you have ever tasted both though is that the nutrients and the taste differ & that boils down to how they’re made.


Regular Yoghurt

Regular yoghurt is made by adding bacteria to heated milk and leaving it to ferment, after it cools down other ingredients are thrown in like fruits and berries.



When it is complete it’s very smooth and will vary in it’s thickness, depending on what you’ve put in it.




Then it’s ready to be eaten or drunken, it’s very acidic so if the yoghurt is plain it can taste a little bit sour.



Overall it’s a lot sweeter in taste than Greek yoghurt ever is.


Greek Yoghurt

Greek yoghurt is made by eliminating Whey and other liquids from regular yoghurt.. you may know Greek yoghurt by another name like concentrated or strained yoghurt.



The straining process lowers the total volume, so Greek yoghurt needs a lot more milk put in it than regular yoghurt if you want to make an even batch of the same size for yourself.



The texture is made by putting it in a Centrifuge which spins the yoghurt around.


You should also know that most of the liquid from Greek yoghurt is removed, this is why it’s much thicker and has a tangier taste to it compared to regular yoghurt.


Also it will cost you more and the reason is that it taste much more milk to make it.

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Di Nutritional Comparison

As you can see up top the Di Nutritional Comparison numbers are up!



Greek yoghurt has a little less carbs in it and moreΒ  good fat in it then regular yoghurt.



Regluar yoghurt has less sodium but not by much in this comparison & it’s not on there but the sugar of regular yoghurt is higher
than the Greek yoghurt too.



How could I forget the protein.. Greek yoghurt really wipes the floor with regular yoghurt.


How Can They Both Work In My Favour?

They both share similar health benefits which is a good thing in my book!



Probiotics are the healthy bacteria found in fermented foods like yoghurt of course,Β  they also both help reduce your risk of inflammation and other illnesses.



They’reΒ  good for the heart & great for lowing high blood pressure and cholesterol.



They’reΒ  great too for losing weight rather than going for such trash like Candy or Chocolate.



The protein in both leads to us feeling fuller for much longer, which also lowers are calorie intake.



Both regular & Greek yoghurt are an excellent snack choice and you should not choose out of the two.. you should just eat both!


However, sweetened yoghurts are packed with added sugar.

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Yoghurts that are filled with a high intake of sugar will make you gain weight, mess up your teeth & put you at a higher risk of getting
type 2 diabetes among other problems.



My advice to you is always pick plain yoghurts as you’ll know for sure no added sugar was put into it, then if you want to add a lil fruit or whatever else that is healthy to give the yoghurt some kick
then be my guest..



You just cannot trust the supermarket bought items, that what they say they put in it has not got some crap that is going to make you unhealthy..



This way you have more ownership in what you put inside of your mouth.



If you’re looking to add more protein to your lifestyle then Greek yoghurt is better for you, and I would encourage those that do not eat meat to get on this Greek yoghurt ASAP!

THAT’S IT!

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know though…Β 



How Did This Help You ?



WhichΒ  Yoghurt Do You Like Better ?



Which Fruits Do You Like The Best In Your Yoghurt ?

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How Much Yoghurt Do You Eat A Week ?

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Until We Meet Again, Ciao

Β WeΒ  Look Up
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Karim David

The Healthy One

98 Comments

  1. Elea Campbell August 19, 2020 at 6:40 am

    This was really cool thanks for the tips.

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  2. Jesse Chambers August 19, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Banana

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    1. Karim August 19, 2020 at 2:41 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  3. Bray Burke August 19, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Appreciate the share Karim πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim August 19, 2020 at 2:41 pm

      Np Bray

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  4. Moe Silton August 19, 2020 at 10:54 am

    Soudara sent me here πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim August 19, 2020 at 2:41 pm

      Ahahaha πŸ˜‰

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  5. Andrei Martin August 19, 2020 at 11:00 am

    What are the best ones to eat ?

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    1. Karim August 19, 2020 at 2:42 pm

      I’ll be sharing this with you real soon stay tuned πŸ™‚

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  6. Clark Wilson August 19, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Mango

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    1. Karim August 19, 2020 at 2:42 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  7. Max Walker August 19, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    This was really good πŸ™‚ keep it up!

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    1. Karim August 19, 2020 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks Max & Will do!

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  8. Kelly Riley August 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Lemon

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    1. Karim August 19, 2020 at 2:42 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  9. John King August 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Pineapple

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  10. Rudy Bueno August 19, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    It was comparison of the two for me I had no idea, thanks for this Karim.

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    1. Karim August 19, 2020 at 2:42 pm

      Ok well thanks for letting me know this Rudy πŸ™‚

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  11. Zach Miller August 19, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Banana or Mango are my favs

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    1. Karim August 19, 2020 at 2:43 pm

      Cool Zach! Thanks for letting me know that πŸ™‚

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  12. Harris Bell August 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Orange

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    1. Karim August 19, 2020 at 2:43 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  13. Jack Pearson August 19, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Banana with my yoghurt πŸ™‚

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  14. Bailey Roberts August 19, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Mango

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    1. Karim August 20, 2020 at 3:32 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  15. Nicholas Spencer August 19, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    I’ll have to try out this Greek Yoghurt because of this now πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim August 20, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      Aha please do πŸ™‚

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  16. Jamie Hayes August 19, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    The 101 I never knew thanks

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    1. Karim August 20, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      πŸ™‚

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    2. Karim August 20, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      *I’m glad that I did that part of it then.. Ty for the comment Jamie πŸ™‚

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  17. Nathaniel Lane August 20, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Thanks for this one Karim!!!

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    1. Karim August 20, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      NP πŸ™‚

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  18. Jenson Bailey August 20, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Mango

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    1. Karim August 20, 2020 at 3:34 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  19. Frank Barnes August 20, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Lemon

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    1. Karim August 20, 2020 at 3:34 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  20. Jay Park August 20, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Soudara brought me here πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim August 20, 2020 at 3:34 pm

      Hahaha over over time huh πŸ˜‰

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  21. Archie May August 20, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Pineapple

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    1. Karim August 21, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  22. Jim Barnes August 20, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Mango

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    1. Karim August 21, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  23. Karl Mason August 21, 2020 at 9:30 am

    I want to stop eating so much cake so I’ll make the swithc, It’s been a year since I last ate some.

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    1. Karim August 21, 2020 at 2:13 pm

      Cool all the best with that Karl πŸ™‚

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  24. Dillon Palmer August 21, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Thanks for the share bro πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim August 21, 2020 at 2:13 pm

      You’re welcome Dillon πŸ™‚

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  25. Conor Gordon August 21, 2020 at 11:11 am

    I’ve learnt how sugary the regular one can be, I just saw the back of mine it’s so sweet!

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    1. Karim August 21, 2020 at 2:15 pm

      Yes you must always check the back of the label as that can happen! I’m glad that you picked up something from reading this πŸ™‚

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  26. Ivan Harper August 21, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Pineapple, Banana, Raspberry

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    1. Karim August 22, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      Nice Ivan

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  27. Alex Hall August 21, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Pineapple

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    1. Karim August 22, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  28. Otis Hill August 22, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Mango

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    1. Karim August 22, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  29. Rory Martin August 22, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Only on weekends I have them.

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    1. Karim August 22, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Oh ok Rory.. Thanks for letting us know πŸ™‚

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  30. Fabian Moss August 22, 2020 at 10:30 am

    I really like this thank you.

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    1. Karim August 22, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      You’re welcome Fabian πŸ™‚

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  31. Sean George August 22, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Raspberry

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    1. Karim August 22, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Cool Sean! Thanks for letting us know πŸ™‚

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  32. Penelope Smith August 23, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Yogurt is so nice I need to cut down, this did not help me lmao.

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    1. Karim August 24, 2020 at 3:09 pm

      Ahahaha

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  33. Mabel Chambers August 23, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Banana plus mangos

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    1. Karim August 24, 2020 at 3:09 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  34. Erika King August 23, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Banana is the best taste

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    1. Karim August 24, 2020 at 3:09 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  35. Luna Williams August 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Banana

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    1. Karim August 24, 2020 at 3:09 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  36. Ella Gray August 23, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Pineapple

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    1. Karim August 24, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      Cool thanks for letting me know Ella πŸ™‚

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  37. Ruth Saunders August 23, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Peach, mango and orange

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    1. Karim August 24, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  38. Amber Mills August 24, 2020 at 12:05 am

    What Greek Yoghurts do you eat Karim ?

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    1. Karim August 24, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      I have got something on that so keep our eyes peeled.. Ty for the question tho πŸ™‚

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  39. Gilberte Soyer August 25, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Lemon and pear

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    1. Karim August 26, 2020 at 12:21 pm

      πŸ™‚

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  40. Callie Chapman August 25, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Oranges

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    1. Karim August 26, 2020 at 12:21 pm

      Nice πŸ™‚

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  41. Margaux Dutertre August 25, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    I loved this thanks for the share!

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    1. Karim August 26, 2020 at 12:21 pm

      Np Margaux πŸ™‚

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  42. Scarlett Edwards August 25, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    What are the best Greek ones to try ?

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    1. Karim August 26, 2020 at 12:22 pm

      Please check out my latest post πŸ™‚

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  43. Josseline Allaire August 25, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    I’m not to fussy on the fruit but berries I really like the most.

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    1. Karim August 26, 2020 at 12:22 pm

      Ok Nothing wrong with that berries are nice

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  44. Gervaise Dutoit August 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    This helped because I wanted to know if it was healthy to eat or not.

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    1. Karim August 26, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      Ahaha yes healthy for sure πŸ™‚

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  45. Lisa Brazier August 25, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    I eat so much at work I’ve lost count lol

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    1. Karim August 26, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      Ahahahaha

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  46. Tatiana Beauregard August 25, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Peaches in mine πŸ™‚

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    1. Karim August 26, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      Cool πŸ™‚

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  47. Suzanne Small August 25, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    I want to try the Greek one now but I love strawberries in yoghurt.

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    1. Karim August 26, 2020 at 12:25 pm

      Cool πŸ™‚

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  48. Sylviane PΓ©lissier August 25, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Thank for the advice,I love yogurt too!

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    1. Karim August 26, 2020 at 12:26 pm

      Np.. It’s too nice πŸ™‚

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  49. Flora Escoffier August 25, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Great info Karim, thank you so much

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    1. Karim August 26, 2020 at 12:26 pm

      You’re welcome Flora πŸ™‚

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  50. RΓ©gine Beauchamp August 25, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    I really like Greek yoghurt but I need to eat the best ones really from now on.

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    1. Karim August 26, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      Ok well please check my latest post it will help with that!

      Reply

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