Is Greek Yogurt the Best Belly Fat Blaster?

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Could Greek Yogurt be the best new way to lose belly fat? By Kathleen Hanover - 2011/03/23

All-natural Voskos Greek Yogurt for good health and good diets

A 227 gram (8 oz) serving of plain non-fat Voskos Greek Yogurt contains 24 grams of protein. That’s 49% of the DV.

Women and men alike hate belly fat—it ruins the look of slinky knits, and makes slacks hard to fit. But belly fat isn't just unattractive; it's hazardous to your health. Abdominal fat dramatically increases risks of premature death, according to studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine and Circulation. Other studies link belly fat to diabetes, osteoporosis, breast cancer, and migraines in women.

"Luckily, there's a delicious way to help blast away belly fat—Greek yogurt," says Jenny Grothe, who, prior to becoming a professional figure builder, was an average 37 year old who went from a size 14 to a 4 in one year and has kept it off since. "Voskos Greek Yogurt makes it easy for both men and women to include more high-protein, high-calcium dairy foods in their diet," says Grothe, "and these are the kinds of foods that have been linked to belly fat reduction."

Why Greek yogurt? "The body actually burns more calories digesting protein than carbohydrates," says Grothe. "And protein takes longer to digest, so it helps you feel satiated longer. Greek yogurt has about twice as much protein per serving than regular yogurt, and that helps make Greek yogurt a 'fat-fighting food,' according to the popular health website"
The best news for fighting belly fat? Grothe offers, "A study published in the International Journal of Obesity showed that dieters on a high-calcium yogurt lost 81% more belly fat than dieters on a low-calcium diet. That's about three servings of yogurt per day.

"There is a growing body of research that points to the health benefits of a diet that includes Greek yogurt," adds Grothe. "And with Voskos Greek Yogurt—available in organic, low-fat, non-fat and regular varieties, in flavors like Exotic Fig, Honey, Blueberry, and Vanilla Bean—you can eat healthy without feeling deprived." A 227 gram (8 ounce) serving of Plain Non-Fat Voskos Greek Yogurt contains 24 grams of protein, and only 9 grams of carbohydrates, which is also important for those who are counting carbs in an effort to lose weight.

Voskos Greek Yogurt has been recognized in awards contests presented by Fitness magazine, Women’s Health, Vegetarian Times, Natural Solutions, and Cooking Light magazine. It is also a triple gold winner of the 2010 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition.

About Voskos Greek Yogurt

Award-winning for its thick, rich taste and nutritional value, Voskos Greek Yogurt is all-natural, hormone-free, gluten-free, and Kosher certified. Through Voskos’ proprietary ProStrain™ method, Voskos yields two times more protein, more probiotics, less lactose, and a thicker, creamier consistency. Voskos is the only brand to offer an organic Greek yogurt line in addition to its all-natural plain and blended flavors and never has “fruit on the bottom.” Available nationwide, retailing between $1.49 - $2.99 in such stores as Kroger, Safeway, Publix, Bi-Lo, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and more. For store locations, and to download a coupon, visit or Voskos Greek Yogurt on Facebook today.

About Jenny Grothe

After losing 60 pounds in under a year, author of "75 Ways to Love Your Oatmeal - Great Tasting Recipes that Keep You Lean," and professional figure builder, Jenny Grothe, quickly learned the value of proper diet and exercise. At 37, an age when most overweight women want to give up, Jenny didn’t let fate get the best of her. Since losing her weight she has competed in 7 Figure Competitions, taking home 5 trophies, completed 2 marathons, and is now training for the Boston Marathon next month. With more than 21,000 active fans, Jenny runs the popular Facebook fan page, "Recipes for Gals in Figure & Bodybuilding" where she offers inspiration, tips, product reviews, and healthy recipes for women and men all over the world. Her book, published in December 2010, has nearly sold out its first print run.

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