Greek yogurt has become increasingly celebrated over the last few years. You may know that yogurt, especially Greek yogurt, is great for digestion. The live probiotics in yogurt can not only lead to a decrease in stomach issues, but it also helps build a healthy immune system. If the great taste and health benefits aren’t convincing enough, here are three things you probably didn’t know about Greek yogurt:
- You can use Greek yogurt outside of the kitchen. Greek yogurt is quickly making its way into the beauty world. It is a great ingredient to add in any DIY face mask, moisturizer or even a hair mask. The probiotics in Greek yogurt can help reduce acne and redness while vitamin B keeps skin looking fresh. Additionally, the thick consistency of Greek yogurt works as an excellent moisturizer for dry or damaged hair, and it will even help reduce frizz! Check out this article from Women’s Health magazine to learn how to incorporate Greek yogurt in your beauty routine.
- Greek yogurt is a superfood. Greek yogurt is considered a superfood because of the high amount of protein and low amount of carbohydrates. Greek yogurt has twice the amount of protein and half the carbs of regular yogurt. One six-ounce serving of Greek yogurt has between 15 to 20 grams of protein and five to six grams of carbohydrates. This superfood is the perfect workout recovery snack! It can also serve as a substitute for sour cream, mayonnaise, butter or buttermilk. The unique creamy task of Greek yogurt can enhance almost any dish.
- Greek yogurt is lactose intolerant friendly. If you are sensitive to lactose, you can most likely still enjoy Greek yogurt. During production, Greek yogurt is strained several times to remove the whey products. This process gives Greek yogurt its thick and creamy texture. The straining process eliminates a majority of the lactose. Additionally, the probiotics in Greek yogurt help with the digestion of lactose. If you have a high sensitivity to lactose, some Greek yogurt brands are lactose-free! Learn more about managing lactose intolerance and how to incorporate Greek yogurt.
Overall, Greek yogurt has many hidden benefits. It can help with digestion, immune systems, dry skin, acne and workout recovery. Greek yogurt is a great way to make sure you get the recommended three daily servings of dairy, all while treating your body to the extra benefits Greek yogurt has to offer. To find recipes with Greek yogurt, visit thedairyalliance.com and follow The Dairy Alliance on Pinterest.