Food Hack #GreekYoghurt

Greek (style) yoghurt is a perfect fit as a recovery option after exercise due to its very high protein content. Most natural Greek (style) yoghurt provides 10g of protein/100g, which is double the amount, found in standard yoghurts. Protein is an important nutrient required in the recovery process in order to repair and rebuild muscles, helping them to adapt to the training process.

For individuals who are trying to lose weight for health benefits, eating a diet slightly higher in protein can help with satiety which means you are less likely to to succumb to snacking.

Greek yoghurt is an ideal choice due to its versatility – it can be mixed and eaten with fruit and honey or added to smoothies, as an immediate recovery choice after a high intensity session. It can be eaten with cereal such as muesli or granola or used as a topping for pancakes as a nutrient dense breakfast. 

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Written by
Renne McGregor, Performance Dietician

Renee is a registered dietician with 20 years’ experience working in clinical and performance nutrition. She is the author of best-selling books ‘Training Food’, the ‘Fast Fuel’ series and ‘Orthorexia, When Healthy Eating Goes Bad’. Renee is regularly called upon as an expert contributor to many national publications, as well as radio and TV, including Newsnight and BBC 5 Live. As well as being the nutritional lead for Forth, Renee works with a number of national governing bodies, including Scottish Gymnastics, The GB 24 hour Running Squad and The England Ballet company.

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