We already know greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein and available in regular, low-fat and fat free varieties, but what about the carbs?
Greek yogurt is a very versatile food choice due to the many varieties it comes in. Depending on the type of greek yogurt (flavored, artificially sweetened, additional ingredients) the carb count can vary, but they will all contain some carbs.
On average, a half cup serving of greek yogurt will have 118 calories, 8 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein, and 6 grams of carbohydrates.
Again, this depends on the brand and variety of greek yogurt you get, so just read the nutritional label for your specific type. Look for unsweetened or artificially sweetened varieties of greek yogurt if you are following a low carb diet.
Otherwise you can choose any type of greek yogurt (if it fits in your diet), and even add in some fruits for a delicious and quick high protein snack.
For people doing a low carb diet such as atkins, a low carb variation of greek yogurt would be perfectly fine in moderation. Just remember to take the fat content into consideration, as the calories can easily add up from this delicious treat.
Some people only count half of the carbs in greek yogurt due to the lactic acid bacteria in the yogurt, which helps to “eat up” the milk sugar …more here.
As a rough measure to calculate calories and macros, people often account for half of the carbohydrates from yogurt, buttermilk, or kefir in their macro-nutrient count instead.?>