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Old 07-03-2011, 09:28 PM
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Since I eat alot daily, would lowering costs of food by eating reg. yog. vs Greek be ok? I'd save $ but increase sugar, sodium & lose protein but I'd adjust portions to eat less due to these additives. But would I lose alot of nutrition? Does Greek contain things NOT in reg. other than higher levels of prot. & lower of the not so good things like sodium/sugar?
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:57 AM
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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You can buy cheaper non-Greek plain yogurt that doesn't have all those additives, at least the sugar. Also, if you live near a Trader Joes they sell their own brand of Greek yogurt that's not that expensive.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:58 PM
Location: Oxnard, CA
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You can buy regular yogurt that has whey protein. I eat Ralph's (might be Kroger) Carbmaster yogurt..it's 60 calories, 1.5 grams of fat and 4 carbs. Some flavors have 8 to 12 grams of protein. Cost on sale is about 40 cents each. I have found greek yogurt on sale for roughly 99cents sometimes..more calories those...at least twice the amount and more carbs.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:00 AM
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I checked the Stonyfield website, looks like ounce for ounce, the greek wins.

Greek plain fatfree yogurt = 130 calories/cup, only 95 sodium, 350 potassium, only 9 carbs, 9 sugar, and a whopping 23 grams protein. 30% daily recommended calcium, riboflavin, and phosphorus.

Stonyfield's normal plain fatfree yogurt = 120 calories, over 100 sodium, 400 potassium, 11 carbs, 11 sugar, and only 9 grams protein. Also only 25% riboflavin and phosphorus.

It's all about the bang for the buck. They're both fat free, and the caloric content is similar enough that the difference doesn't really matter. But the greek has enough protein to cover 1/4 of your entire daily needs in a single 8-ounce serving. Plus - the greek's serving is 8 ounces, not 6, so it'll fill you up more. I adjusted the 6-ounce plain upward to an 8-ounce serving, so that the comparison would be between equal measurements of product.
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