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Plain Yogurt vs Greek Yogurt

Posted by TTN Palawan on

Both Greek and regular yogurt, in their plain, nonfat or low-fat forms, can be part of a healthful diet. They're low in calories and packed with calcium and live bacterial cultures
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Protein. One of the positive benefits of Greek yogurt is that it is very high in protein. Especially the nonfat one. Because it is high in protein it helps against the hunger pain. Meaning you will not get that quick hungry as plain yogurt.
A typical 6-ounce (180 ml) serving contains 15 to 20 grams. The same amount you can find in 2 to 3 ounces of lean meat. That is why many vegetarians use greek yogurt as an alternative. Regular yogurt, on the other hand, provides 9 grams of protein, meaning you may feel hunger pangs sooner than when you would take the same amount of Greek yogurt.

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Carbohydrates. For those who are following the low-carb diet will be in favor of the Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt has a much lower carb count than plain yogurt. The reason for this is because of the straining process it removes some of the milk sugar, lactose, making Greek yogurt less likely to upset the lactose-intolerant people. 

Just a general warning about this straining. It seems to start causing a real environmental problem for the yogurt companies .. asking themselves what to do with the residue that has been strained. It is very bad for the environment when they dump it. It causes a lot of pollution.

However please be aware that both types of yogurt can contain high amounts of carbs if they are sweetened with sugar. Therefore always check the label when you buy your yogurt in the supermarket or store. The alternative to this problem is to make your own yogurt where you can how much sugar has been added to the yogurt.

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Fat. Although there seems to be a general warning against eating things that contain fat. Personally, I think there is no problem with having some fat. Especially when it comes to flavor. Things taste much nicer when there is some natural fat.
The problem with this is when Greek yogurt contains fat it is very high in content. For some reason, the Greek yogurt has a much higher content in fat than the plain yogurt version. That is one of the reason I would recommend eating plain yogurt instead of Greek yogurt. Unless you don't mind eating the low-fat version .. you should be okay with Greek yogurt. However, the problem with that is that often it affects the flavor.

Sodium. Just a serving of Greek yogurt averages 50 milligrams of sodium - about half the amount in most brands of the regular kind. The plain yogurt has a little more sodium, about 120 milligrams.

Calcium. This is where plain yogurt beads Greek yogurt. So if calcium intake is import notice that according to the federal government's recommended daily amount, plain yogurt provides 30% of calcium needed and Greek yogurt only provides about 20% of the daily recommendation.

 Here is a table with all the stats put together:

Greek (5.3 ounces, nonfat, plain)

  • calories: 80
  • total fat: 0 grams
  • cholesterol: 10 milligrams
  • sodium: 50 milligrams
  • sugar: 6 grams
  • protein: 15 grams
  • calcium: 15% on a 2,000-calorie diet

Regular (6 ounces, nonfat, plain)

  • calories: 80
  • total fat: 0 grams
  • cholesterol: 5 milligrams
  • Sodium: 120 milligrams
  • sugar: 12 grams
  • protein: 9 grams
  • calcium: 30% on a 2,000-calorie diet


Though most experts agree that yogurt is very healthy, it is agreed that both kinds help you lose weight by keeping you full on fewer calories. The key is really eat in moderation. Yogurt alone is not going to make you loose weight suddenly. It is a combination of exercise and eating healthy. However, eating can be a step in the right direction to improve your health and to control your weight.

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