While we may stock up on eight-packs of yogurt every week and rarely send our child to school without a small pot, how often do we include yogurt in our own diet?

While it's advisable to steer clear of the sugar-laden ones, there's a lot to be said for including Greek yogurt in your daily diet.

The dairy food may not be to everyone's taste, but it's certainly worth considering for its numerous health benefits alone.

Start by including a little with your breakfast and you'll soon find yourself wondering how you lived without it!

Check out this food's top five benefits!

1. Aids digestion

If you find yourself suffering from stomach problems or tummy complaints at certain times of the month, then it's definitely worth adding Greek yogurt to your shopping list.

Packed full of probiotics, Greek yogurt works wonders on your digestive system and helps to keep you regular.
 


2. Post-workout snack

Not only is it filling, but it's the perfect post-work-out food due to its specific properties.

Chock-full of protein, this yogurt will help repair tired tissue and muscles following an exercise session.
 


3. Speeds metabolism

If you're on a diet or healthy eating plan, then it's vital you include Greek yogurt in your daily plan.

If you struggle with your weight, this may be on account of an iodine deficiency.

Increase your iodine levels by tucking into a bowl of yogurt and blueberries.
 


4. Low in carbs

If you want to cut down on carbs, but can't bear to part with your daily yogurt then simply make a switch to Greek!

With just 9 grams per cup, Greek yogurt is a healthier alternative than regular which carries approximately 17 grams!
 


5. Versatility factor

Greek yogurt is incredibly versatile and can be included in various meals as an alternative to other dairy foods.

Why not swap sour cream on your baked potato for some Greek yogurt and switch up your smoothie with a Greek yogurt base?
 

 

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