Greek Yogurt

Do you EAT Greek Yogurt?

Is GREEK YOGURT in your diet? It is absolutely one of my weekly, if not daily, MUSTS! I don’t care what most “bodybuilders” say that “dairy isn’t good for you..Blah blah,” in FACT, it is! More studies will show you how Greek Yogurt is a nutrient packed food with more health benefits then not! Here is a just a few I’ll mention:

•The Power of Good Protein
•Probiotics to Keep You Regular
•Get Your B12 In.
•Potassium Balances Out Sodium.
•A Great Workout Recovery Food.
•Iodine to Keep Your Waist in Check.
•Calcium Is Key to Keeping Fit.

In Fact, All yogurts are excellent sources of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12. What distinguishes Greek yogurt is its thicker, creamier texture because the liquid whey is strained out. Also, it contains probiotic cultures and is lower in lactose and has twice the protein content of regular yogurts.  The casein in Greek yogurt is a complete protein because it contains all 9 essential amino acids:methionine, lysine, isoleucine, histidine, valine,tryptophan, threonine, phenylalanine and leucine. You can only obtain essential amino acids from your diet. Your body cannot synthesize them, therefor Greek yogurt is a GREAT source of protein for those especially in the bodybuilding industry or looking to gain some lean muscle.

Make sure you do HEAVY research on dairy and the products you put into your body. Dairy isn’t ALL that bad when you really understand the foods, the value of the nutrients in the food, and how to incorporate it into your daily diet. Unless you are lactose intolerant, it is very healthy to consume dairy weekly to fit your bodies health and fitness goals. I make sure I educate all my clients, students and followers on the POWER of having a balanced diet and not ever depriving your body from a specific nutrient.

MELINA FITNESS GO-TO POST-WORKOUT MEAL:

1 cup 2% Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup blueberries
1/2 a peach
1 tbsp almond butter
(sometimes I add a tsp of Flax Seed & tsp of cinnamon)

For more info on your nutritional goals, please contact me directly at melina@melinafitness.com