Avoid These 3 Mistakes When Buying Greek Yogurt #LLTV

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Avoid These 3 Greek Yogurt Mistakes

Live Lean Nation, on today’s episode we’re talking about Greek Yogurt, and why you’re probably eating the wrong kind of this “health” food.

So first off, I don’t eat Greek Yogurt anymore. My body just doesn’t handle dairy very well so I stopped eating it over 2 years ago. However, if you can digest dairy, I’m sure you’ve heard of and probably tried Greek Yogurt. It’s been super marketed as a healthy and high protein alternative to regular yogurt.

But what if I told you not all brands of Greek Yogurt are created the same.

Like most things in the food industry, food marketers will take something pure, and re-create it to suit the tastebuds of today’s sugar obessed culture.

This means different brands of Greek Yogurt will have different calorie amounts, different protein amounts, different sugar amounts, different ingredients list, and different processing techniques.

Next time you pick up a jug of Greek Yogurt…

Greek Yogurt: Pay attention to these 3 things:

#1. The Amount of Protein Per Serving:

In most cases Greek Yogurt should contain twice as much protein per serving as conventional yogurt.

However, depending on the straining process the company uses, the amount of protein per serving will vary.

Always read the nutrition label when comparing brands. I’ve seen some Greek Yogurt brands containing twice as much protein as other Greek Yogurt brands. This is because some food marketers skip the straining process and just add thickening agents and low quality whey protein concentrates to increase the protein amount.

#2. Make Sure You’re Actually Buying Greek Yogurt:

Greek Yogurt is made by straining the liquidy whey from regular yogurt. This process makes it more solid and also removes some of the sugar and increases the protein content.

Therefore the ingredients on Greek Yogurt should read something like milk and live active cultures.

However, be aware, if the label says “Greek” it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s Greek Yogurt. Like I said earlier, some brands just add thickening agents and protein to the yogurt to make it look like Greek Yogurt. The good thing is you’ll see these added to the ingredients list so you’ll know better.

#3. Stick With Unflavored & Add Your Own Healthy Flavors:

Unflavored Greek Yogurt doesn’t taste sweet. So instead of buying already sweetened versions where companies are adding up to 25 grams of sugar via “fruit sugar” concentrates and “evaporated cane juice” or artificial fake sugars, buy unflavored and add your own healthy natural sweeteners like stevia, fruit, or a little bit of honey.

Take back control of what you’re putting in your body.

BONUS TIP:

Frozen Greek Yogurt isn’t Greek Yogurt.

Even though the calories may be similar, the overall macronutrient balance is not. Frozen Greek yogurt typically is lower in protein and higher in sugar. Not good.

Bottom Line:

As with any food decision, it’s buyer beware. Follow these 3 tips the next time you’re selecting your Greek Yogurt.

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35 responses to “Avoid These 3 Mistakes When Buying Greek Yogurt #LLTV

  1. I usually eat 0% Chobani plain after workout… hopefully this is the right
    brand which is not making me FAT…

  2. I was eating Chobani but it started making me nauseous. Then I switched to
    Dannon Oikos, but the sugar was too high and it made me dizzy. At this
    point I’m realizing I can’t eat crap anymore and my body just wants REAL
    simple foods. My taste buds, however, do not agree

  3. I love Greek Yoghurt, but like most foods all in moderation. I love Fage 0%
    Greek Yoghurt, occasionally 2% Fage, both have amazing protein content. I
    use on my treat day for protein pancakes, great on a curry to take some
    heat out, if Ive been a little liberal on the chilli lol! Or even with some
    blueberries or rhubard on a carb up day! But gotta work for it first lol!!

  4. Great tips man. I use PC Brand 0% plain greek. I add berries to it and it
    is awesome. It has no crap in it. Thanks for the vid.

  5. Brad, awesome video.

    I eat Fage 2% plain. It has low sugar high protein ratio and is
    surprisingly sweeter than other plain yogurt. No need for added sugar or
    fruit!

  6. Hey Brad!
    Colud you make a video on your opinion on walden farms products?

    As for greek yougurt I lime the total 0%

    Love all your videos. You are such an inspirational couple.

    Hugs from Spain.

  7. The biggest problem I find with Greek yogurt (or most yogurt in general) is
    that the milk comes from cows treated with antibiotics and hormones. Fage
    and Chobani both have GMOs which should be avoided at all costs. Order raw
    yogurt or kefir from a local farm. The Weston A Price foundation website
    has listings on where to find a farm close to you.

  8. Ok I’m probably an awful yogurt picker outer. But to be fair I HATE yogurt
    and just happened to find a brand with a couple of flavor since like.
    Dannon light n fit strawberry cheesecake and banana cream!

  9. Great tips bro 100% true another good alternative is KEFIR I think it has
    less lactose so it’s good for lactose intolerance

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