I love a good yogurt. But living in the Philippines, I have always found it so difficult to find a good, healthy yogurt that wasn't loaded with sweeteners and flavorings. Being a bit of a label-nazi, I always ended up opting to skip the yogurt, because the choices were so unhealthy and scarce. Now that Greek yogurt is available to us, I have rediscovered my old love. But what makes Greek yogurt a better choice? Let me break it down gently.
Given its creamier consistency, you would think that Greek yogurt would be a scarier option, if you are trying to watch your weight. But again, this brings us back to the topic of putting healthier food into your bodies, instead of perhaps low-calorie versions, that are screaming with chemicals. Greek yogurt, vs. a plain unsweetened low calorie regular yogurt, contains about the same amount of calories, but only half the carbs, half the sugar and more than half the sodium. But then again, A regular yogurt contains about 49% calcium as opposed to 25% in Greek yogurt, and also double the potassium.
The one big downside to buying Greek yogurt in the Philippines, is that it is pricier than a regular yogurt.. so at the end of the day, the choice is yours. But as for myself, I'll gladly shell out a bit more.. because Greek yogurt is much creamier and tastier.. and in my book also doubles as a great replacement for any recipe that requires mayonnaise.