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There’s no doubt about it. The popularity of Greek yogurt has soared over the past few years, and allowed us to win the hearts of Americans. That said, the #1 question we receive remains, “What is the difference between regular yogurt and Greek?” We could tell you again, but why do that when we have nutritionist, personal chef, and good friend Amelia Winslow here? So, without further ado…

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Love Greek yogurt?  Now you have another reason to! This thick, creamy treat is not only delicious, but also contains more protein per serving than regular yogurts, and is lower in lactose (naturally occurring milk sugar) than its regular counterpart, which means you can feel even better about gobbling it up!

What exactly makes Greek different from regular yogurt?  Well, real Greek yogurt, like Chobani, is simply plain yogurt that has been strained to remove much of the liquid. Since the liquid part of the yogurt contains most of the lactose (milk sugar) and liquid whey, Greek is naturally lower in sugar and has about twice the protein per serving of regular yogurt.

This is great news for those of us frequently on-the-go, since it’s hard to find high protein, low sugar snacks that are packaged and ready to grab as we run out the door.  Greek yogurt (perhaps with a piece of fruit or a sprinkling of nuts) is an ideal portable snack, since its protein content provides sustained energy to fuel us until our next meal.

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Amelia Winslow, MS, MPH is the founder of Eating Made Easy, your one-stop-shop for all things food.  As a nutritionist, foodie and new mom, Amelia knows you need easy, practical ways to integrate healthy eating into your busy life.  Get healthy recipes, food news, nutrition tips, answers to burning food questions and more on Eating-Eade-Easy.com.