In a nation overflowing with yogurt aficionados, Americans will indulge in frozen yogurt, whether air temperatures are hot or cold. However, for those people looking for a healthier alternative that will still satisfy their craving for something sweet, frozen Greek yogurt is a viable option that many people have begun to embrace.
Leveraging Blue Olive Market’s General Manager George Mandakas’ more than 20 years of corporate scientific experience and innovative culinary skills, we learned about the health benefits of eating Greek yogurt ”fro-yo” versus standard frozen yogurt. Aside from the enticing smooth, velvety product that tastes like no other, the health benefits of Greek yogurt in general can help boost your immune system, so you can feel good about snacking.
1. Boosts Immune System
Mandakas says Greek yogurt has live active cultures that help fend off cold and flu symptoms from the probiotics, which are also good for the digestive track.
2. Vitamins and Minerals
The healthy dose of calcium, Vitamins B-2, B-12, potassium and magnesium found in Greek yogurt all play a part on overall positive health and immunity.
3. Weight Loss
Plain Greek yogurt has twice the amount of protein and fewer carbs than its non-Greek counterpart, making it a healthy alternative to its non-Greek counterparts.
4. Nutritious Toppings
If you have a sweet tooth, but you’re worried about your waistline, add honey, which adds a delicious flavor to the tartness of the yogurt. Greek yogurt and honey are the perfect one-two punch to fend off cold and flu season.
Similarly, mint is known to be rich in carotenes and vitamin C, both being nutrients important to healthy immune function. Mint is a hearty source of iron, which helps promote healthy blood, which is our first line of defense when it comes to fighting off and protecting ourselves from colds and flu.
The combination of the probiotic rich yogurt with the vitamins and minerals of a topping, such as herbs or honey brings a satisfying and fulfilling offering for the soul and body. Two-for-one perks!
Elana Levin is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of www.Fashfoodies.com, a site dedicated to sharing current events and trends in food, fashion and lifestyle. Elana’s site continues to serve as the social go-to-guide for readers looking to educate themselves on the best offerings in their city. Working as a full-time culinary publicist to a number of restaurants and chefs in New York City, Elana is in-the-know regarding topics related to the industry including, health benefits in cuisine, culinary careers as well as balancing a fun, exhilarating lifestyle to stay connected in your city.
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