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If you are a bodybuilder and you are concerned with adding muscle then you will need to use Greek yogurt instead of the normal yogurt. The reason why Greek is better than the normal yogurt is because it is left to drain in cheesecloth unlike the normal yogurt.
This results in a lot less lactose that you get with Greek yogurt, which is where you get carbs from. Greek yogurt will always have more protein and less carbs than normal yogurt will. An average cup of Greek yogurt will give you about 9 grams of carbs with about 22 grams of good quality protein.
The big advantage of eating yogurt that has live cultures in it that are now proven to have a number of benefits. These include the prevention of gastrointestinal infections as well as boosting the body’s immune system considerably.
Live cultures in yogurt are required by the FDA in order to define yogurt as being yogurt with a minimum of 100 million cultures per gram of yogurt required. These cultures have also been identified as being the cure for certain types of cancers as well as preventing osteoporosis.
Greek yogurt is tasty and thick which can be added to other sources of protein to increase the protein that you get from a meal. Below is an example of what one would do if you wanted to add a Greek yogurt meal to the meals that you eat.
The yogurt recipe below will give you plenty of protein with only 190 calories so if your objective is to lose fat then this alternative meal in your day can provide you with all the requirements that you need. Plus you are getting all the required live cultures needed to aid digestion.
The variations are endless when creating a Greek yogurt snack. Here is something that you should try by starting with 8 oz of 2% or reduced fat container of Greek yogurt. Plus 1 teaspoon of natural crunchy peanut butter with a teaspoon of honey.
This will give you a tasty snack with 22 grams of good quality protein that only contains 190 calories. With 8 grams of fat and 12 grams of carbohydrate this makes for a great bodybuilding snack.
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