Personally, I like the taste of Greek yogurt better than regular yogurt. To me, its consistency is better, and you can use it in cooking. Here are some advantages of Greek Yogurt that you might not know about:
It’s higher in probiotics, healthy bacteria that resides in your GI tract. They can help keep your plumbing in check and is pretty good if you have issues with constipation & such.
You can substitute it for cream in recipes, in smoothies, salads, and dips.
Make sure to look for the low-fat or fat-free yogurt, as the “regular” kind can be high in saturated-fat.
Greek yogurt also contains less sugar and more protein than regular yogurt. In some cases, Greek yogurt has twice as much protein as regular yogurt brands!
There are two pix that I’ve posted. One is a substitution chart that I’ve felt is very helpful when I cook. I actually printed this and have it in the front of my recipe book.
Meredith (2012, August 20). Health Benefits of Greek Yogurt (and the Best Brands) | Pure Matters Supplements & Vitamins. Healthy living tips, diet & nutrition info, supplement, mineral & vitamin info, and everyday wellness.. Pure Matters Supplements & Vitamins. Healthy living tips, diet & nutrition info, supplement, mineral & vitamin info, and everyday wellness.. Retrieved August 30, 2012, from http://blog.purematters.com/diet-nutrition/health-benefits-of-greek-yogurt-and-the-best-brands