Alot of Supermarkets now mostly sell Greek Yogurts as they are promoting the "healthy eating/living option".
That prompted me to ask the question as to why this is the case and what really is the difference between those two. To me a yogurt is a yogurt, either Greek, regular, full fat or even mixed with Fruits.
Yogurts all taste the same to me and also mostly contain the same ingredients.
The reason that Greek yogurt is so much thicker and creamier than regular yogurt is because the whey is strained off of it. Whey is the milk's watery component, which remains after the milk has curdled. Removing that liquid is what gives Greek yogurt its denser consistency.
Greek yogurt is commonly considered a healthy snack partly because it provides more protein than regular yogurt. According to Prevention, a six-ounce serving of Greek yogurt has just as much protein as three ounces of lean meat, which makes it a great alternative source of protein. Plus, it will keep you fuller for longer than regular yogurt will.