Weightloss and Superfoods: Greek Yogurt

Aug 23

Weightloss and Superfoods: Greek Yogurt

So, technically I’m supposed to post my current weight loss results here today, but I’m actually out of town today and don’t have my scale. Weighing myself on a different scale will defeat the purpose as they all tend to weigh differently, so I’m letting myself off the hook! I have, however, begun the N.A.V.Y. Challenge, I have my pedometer, and while I usually forget to start with the affirmation as soon as I awake, I manage to shout my praise within the first 20-30 minutes, as soon as I remember it.

Why not join me, and we can encourage each other along?

This week we’re looking at a very interesting superfood – Greek Yogurt.

Please keep in mind that all yogurts are not equal.  “Activa” yogurt from Danon contains the following ingredients: Cultured grade A reduced fat milk, fructose syrup, sugar, modified corn starch, contains less than 1% of fructose, whey protein contentrate, kosher gelatin, natural vanilla flavor, sodium citrate, malic acid. Contains the active cultures L.Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus and Bifidobacterium.

The sugar content is 17g according to their label.  That’s over 1 TBSP in one of those small cups.  That’s a lot of sugar!

Greek yogurt on the other hand, contains either goat or cow milk and bacterial cultures.  That’s it.  It’s also very thick!

So, what does it offer our bodies?

Let’s look at some of the benefits:

  • promotes intestinal and vaginal health
  • improves lactose intolerance
  • builds stronger bones
  • enhances immunity
  • lowers blood pressure
  • and may even have anticancer and weight-loss effects (it is believed it collects stored fat to eliminate as it is digested)

Oh, and here’s an interesting aside:

“We have a custom that before a couple goes on their honeymoon, they eat yogurt with honey and walnuts for prosperity and energy,” says Antonios Maridakis, president of Fage USA, importer of Greece’s biggest yogurt brand. “A lot of us believe that yogurt is an aphrodisiac.” (www.eating.health.com)

So, there you go! Head out and get some delicious Greek yogurt, and add local, organic honey and/or walnuts to make a delicious, satisfying dessert or snack! Here are some more delicious recipes if you want some.

Oh, and if you’re really adventurous, make your own!

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