Thursday, April 16, 2015

Can Greek Yogurt save Greece and your Body?

Many people have fallen in love with Greek yogurt; it is suppose to be a very healthy food to lose weight but is it? Greek yogurt is a booming business and some think it just might be able to save the sinking Greece economy, this is not an exaggeration.

Many countries in Europe are suffering from an economic slow down, the economy in Italy, Spain and even England are all in trouble. What Greece has that the other European countries do not is Greek yogurt, in this post we are going to look at the facts surrounding Greek yogurt.

Greek yogurt is a $4 billion dollar business in the United States alone! When something becomes trendy in the USA, it can really spread like wildfire. Greek yogurt is purported to have twice the protein of regular yogurts, and more probiotics( good stuff for the body).  That is the good news! But there is more, Greek yogurt sells so well many assume it has the potential to lift the lagging economy of Greece.

The most popular yogurt in the world is Chobani, they are the number one sellers of Greek yogurt. Despite the popularity of Chobani’s yogurt the money is not ending up in Greece.  Chobani was actually started in the United States and they take in more than half of all the sales of Greek yogurt in the world!

The company has annual sales of more than $500 million dollars.

While Greece has once again been put on the map, because of the Greek yogurt craze most of the money is not going to Greece.  Chobani is an American company; their yogurt has helped boost the economy of Upstate New York not Greece

Yogurt rival Fage, which really does make Greek yogurt recently won a court battle against Chobani.  Chobani will not be able to call their yogurt “Greek” in England.

So in a nut shell, some popularity surrounding Greek yogurt may help Greece in a residual way but not much.

Greek Yogurt leaves out the best part

Another reason to skip the Greek yogurt is because; those of us looking to lose weight need whole fat yogurt NOT fat free!  Most yogurts are non fat, and this is bad news. It is the good fats which cause weight loss.  Whole fat dairy cause stunning weight loss, this is because of fat compounds which reduce body fat.

Fat free may sound health but in reality it is not.  So, Greek yogurt may not help you lose weight or help the economy in Greece.


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