Thursday, February 25, 2010

Creamy Goodness... Yogurt

"Yogurt is an ideal combination of protein and carbohydrates for exercise recovery and muscle growth." ~ Doug Kalman, R.D., director of nutrition at Miami Research Associates

Yogurt is good for you... if it's the right kind (Some contain up to 36 grams of sugar per serving.) Yogurt is a source of potassium and probiotics, says Cynthia Sass, R.D. Here's how to reap the most health benefits from your cup.

Boost Your Calcium Intake - Shoot for a yogurt that contains at least 20% of your daily calcium needs.

Add Healthy Sugars - If you want sweetness, add your own fruit, like berries or raisins. Throw in some unsalted walnuts or almonds too, for added nutrition.

Look For Protein - More is better: Greek yogurt can provide as much as 18 grams of protein in a 6 oz servicing (three times the amount in some regular yogurts). Regular nonfat yogurts can contain nearly 10 grams.

Keep The Calorie Count Around 100 - Yogurt with fruit already added can have up to 170 calories in 6 ounces. But plain yogurt, which has a good dose of protein and a relatively small amount of (natural) sugar, should be about 100 calories.

~ Men's Health (Nov. 2009)
I plan to pick up some Greek Yogurt tonight... I'll let ya know what I think of it.

Update: We couldn't find any... I'll have to try a different store.




Blogger Twice the Man said...

Its good stuff, no comment on the bread this time LOL

4:01 p.m.  

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