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The Huge Abroad, in Greece
Unknown, Unique Greek Yogurt

" It's a global health fad with millions of fans in Europe and the United States, and yet in Greece, many people have never heard of 'Greek yoghurt" wrote the AFP on April 2013, and Indeed this made news around the globe.

Greek yoghurtis, definitely a hype


Equally surprising in an age when billions are spent on marketing, the term 'Greek yoghurt' is basically a quirk of fate.

"What is known abroad as 'Greek yoghurt' is called 'straggisto' (strained yoghurt) in Greece," explained Prokopis Ploumbis, a cheesemaker in the rural outskirts of Athens.

"The secret lies in the milk," he adds.

Creamy, rich in protein and low in fat, strained yoghurt made from cow's milk is increasingly prized by health-conscious consumers, and it has benefited from the growing popularity of the Mediterranean diet in the Western world.

TASTE IT, MAKE IT, TAKE IT!

Taste it ! Make your own Greek cheese, and Take the culture with you . By greek yoghurt and Greek olive olive, greek spices aslo. Unique and sesual....
Yogurt cheese
You’ll need a strainer and double layer of cheese cloth to make this healthier alternative to cream cheese. Spoon your Greek yogurt into the cloth-lined strainer, and let it drain for at least two hours – the longer you drain it, the thicker the consistency will be. “Jazz it up by adding herbs and spices,” Enke says. Once the cheese is strained, whisk it in olive oil, lemon zest, salt, pepper, chives, thyme, tarragon and basil, and let the flavors meld. Find more unusual uses of Greek Yogurt by Healthusnews, Angela Haupt


enjoy by loosing weight , spoon by spoon

 In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard researchers found that yogurt can keep help keep age-related weight gain in check. People tended to lose nearly 1 pound every four years if they added a daily serving of yogurt to their diet, probably because of the way bacterial cultures affect our intestines.



  • Remember, the greek yoghurt is a full natural probiotic


  • Though most experts agree that Greek yogurt has a nutritional edge, both kinds help you lose weight by keeping you full on fewer calories. The key is sticking to plain, nonfat, or low-fat varieties.

Protein. 

Greek yogurt is high in protein, which helps promote fullness. A typical 6-ounce serving contains 15 to 20 grams, the amount in 2 to 3 ounces of lean meat. That makes it particularly appealing to vegetarians, who sometimes struggle to get enough of the nutrient. An identical serving of regular yogurt, on the other hand, provides just 9 grams, meaning you may feel hunger pangs sooner.

Carbohydrates.

Going Greek is a smart choice for low-carb dieters. It contains roughly half the carbs as the regular kind—5 to 8 grams per serving compared with 13 to 17. Plus, the straining process removes some of the milk sugar, lactose, making Greek yogurt less likely to upset the lactose-intolerant. Remember, however, that "both types of yogurt can contain high amounts of carbs if they're sweetened with sugar or another sweetening agent," says Kari Hartel, a Missouri-based registered dietitian. "No matter which type you choose, opt for yogurt with less added sugar."


Calcium. Regular yogurt provides 30 percent of the federal government's recommended daily amount. Greek yogurt loses some of its calcium through the straining process, but still packs a wallop. A 6-ounce cup typically supplies about 20 percent of the daily recommendation. If you're still worried about calcium intake, load up on milk, seeds, and almonds, says Sarah Krieger, a registered dietician and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.
Fat. Be wary of Greek yogurt's fat content. In just 7 ounces, Fage's full-fat Greek yogurt packs 16 grams of saturated fat—or 80 percent of your total daily allowance if you're on a 2,000-calorie diet. (That's more than in three Snickers bars.) Dannon's regular full-fat yogurt has 5 grams of saturated fat in an 8-ounce serving. Saturated fat raises total and "bad" LDL cholesterol levels, increasing the risk for heart disease. Read nutrition labels carefully. If you're going Greek, stick to low-fat and fat-free versions.


Sodium. A serving of Greek yogurt averages 50 milligrams of sodium—about half the amount in most brands of the regular kind. (Low-sodium versions of regular yogurt are available.) Too much salt can boost blood pressure and increase the risk of other heart problems. The federal government's 2010 Dietary Guidelines urge Americans to cap sodium at 2,300 milligrams a day, or 1,500 milligrams if they're older than 50, African-American, or have hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease.



Compare by facts the  regular and Greek varieties.

By the Health USnews .

Greek (5.3 ounces, nonfat, plain)

  • Calories: 80
  • Total fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 10 milligrams
  • Sodium: 50 milligrams
  • Sugar: 6 grams
  • Protein: 15 grams
  • Calcium: 15 percent on a 2,000-calorie diet
  • Regular (6 ounces, nonfat, plain)
  • Calories: 80
  • Total fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol 5 milligrams
  • Sodium: 120 milligrams
  • Sugar: 12 grams
  • Protein: 9 grams
  • Calcium: 30 percent on a 2,000-calorie diet.


  • The commercial that made Headlines


    Split it !.....
    "Treat yourself to an indulgent frozen yogurt experience!  Plus it's a good source of protein!"
     The split IT Campaign, watch the commercial that made sales of millions in the States




    You can start and end your day by Greek yoghurt . Ask for real Greek Honey to tip on top and don't forget the walnuts . This is the Sexy Greek Lovers' tip, try it, you may meet the Aphrodite........

    Boost your libido, by typical Greek yoghurt traditional servings

    1. yoghurt-walnuts-honey
    By the Best HealthTips.com , the
    a. Use of Curd(
    yogurt) is considered best to cure Sexual impotence,Erectile Dysfunction and alows increase sexual power
    b. To cure Erectile Dysfunction mix 
    walnuts and honey in equal parts.Take the mixture three times per day 30 minutes after meal. Drink some meal right after , Continue this treatment at least for one month
    2. Yoghurt-pistachios- honey
    Start with unsalted dry roasted pistachios, about one cup full (and de-shelled) added to an equal amount of natural organic honey.

    Buy only the highest quality organic honey. Mix the pistachios and honey together, then put the mixture into a glass jar, filled to the brim and capped tightly.

    Now expose the jar to the sun for one week. Naturally the best time to make this mixture is during the summer months. The elixir is ready after one week.

    Each morning eat two tablespoons of the elixir with some organic yogurt. Be ready to see your erections react in a very positive and dramatic way.
    Go to the Greek2m  
    Special Pistachios Page
    The originally Greek yoghurt of Fage Companyu, in the viersion you can find it in Greece. Fresh, as nowhere else....