FoodSculpt your waistline with Greek yogurt: The powerhouse dairy aiding in weight loss

Sculpt your waistline with Greek yogurt: The powerhouse dairy aiding in weight loss

Does yogurt aid weight loss?
Does yogurt aid weight loss?
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4:32 PM EST, January 3, 2024

At first glance, Greek yogurt doesn't seem different from natural yogurt. Both are made from cow's milk and contain the same bacterial cultures. However, Greek yogurt is slightly thicker, contains more fat, and therefore, is more caloric. It also contains a bit more protein.

Recent studies have shown that regular intake of Greek yogurt speeds up metabolism and helps to get rid of excess belly fat. However, it is not recommended for certain people. Who belongs to this group?

Speed up fat burning with Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt is growing increasingly popular due to its unique, creamy texture. Unlike traditional cream, Greek yogurt contains less fat but significantly more protein. It is versatile and can be used in both savory dishes and desserts.

An article in the popular French magazine 'Madame Figaro' cited scientific research showing that yogurt stimulates metabolism and allows for faster shedding of belly fat. Furthermore, it's meant to reduce bloating. Scientists believe that even a small daily serving can reduce waist circumference.

Probiotics naturally present in yogurt support intestinal flora and improve the functioning of the digestive system. Its low caloric content of just 145.5 kcal per serving and high protein content of almost 14 g per serving makes it a good choice for a weight loss diet. It's best consumed with oat flakes for prolonged satiety, according to researchers.

Not everyone should eat Greek yogurt – find out if you're in this group

Greek yogurt can be enjoyed for breakfast, dinner or as a snack. People often add fruits to it, but it can also be used to prepare savory dishes, such as Turkish style eggs, which makes for a satisfying and protein-rich breakfast.

However, it turns out not everyone should eat it. Dietitian Monika Dziemidowicz said that Greek yogurt can cool the body. According to her, people who naturally feel colder should only consume warm breakfasts during the winter months. She recommends having yogurt in the afternoon or evening instead, especially after a workout, as it provides a substantial portion of protein.

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