For some people, it's no problem giving up meat or carbs when going on a healthy diet. But for many, what they consider as the culprit to unsuccessful diet regimen is sugar.
If you're sweet-toothed, but looking for a healthy alternative to your favorite milkshake, Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian Bianca Dualan suggests to whip up a cup of mango lassi, a yogurt-based smoothie that originated in the Indian Subcontinent. It is as sweet as any smoothie can be, but is nutritious and just has 194 kilocalories per serving.
Dualan says to opt for organic or locally-sourced greek yogurt for this recipe, "as these contain less additives that manufacturers usually include to help with texture and shelf life." Greek yogurt contains strained whey, leaving a thicker and creamier texture. "This means that the protein and probiotics are more concentrated," shares Dualan. "Probiotics in general help your gut function better."
Of all the macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fat), protein produces the strongest feelings of satiety (Whitney &Rolfes, 2002). Dualan adds: "Greek yogurt, being concentrated in protein, gives one the feeling of being "full" longer, which makes it a good afternoon snack to help you get by until it's time for dinner."
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