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Which yogurt should you buy?

Not Light yogurts because most “light” yogurts are loaded with artificial sweeteners and/or high fructose corn syrup. Not “fat free” because fat isn’t bad.  Fat is a critical nutrient to your brain, hormone health and your fat loss efforts. Most fat-free yogurts are LOADED with sugar so that they taste good.

I recommend Organic Plain Greek Yogurt. Greek yogurt has double the protein of regular yogurt, and when you eat the plain variety you avoid all the extra, unnecessary, artificial ingredients along with the added sugar. Organic is important to buy so you avoid the hormones and antibiotics. Try Greek Yogurt for lunch or dessert. I know Yogurt is not on the Paleo Diet but it lends itself more towards the Mediterranean Diet followers.
Example recipe of items to mix in:
1.5 cups organic plain Greek yogurt
1 scoop UltraMeal protein powder (Metagenics) – (Chocolate or Strawberry is really good)
Berries – can be frozen blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc
1 tablespoon crunchy almond butter
1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
1 ounce of walnuts or pecans

Probiotics – I think they are a must!

We have experienced an abundance of antibiotic abuse, antibiotic soaps, wipes, and even anti-microbial fabrics. We all agree that certain bacteria can harm us. But we also need friendly bacteria called probiotics. Some of the health benefits of probiotics  include enhanced recovery from fatigue, improved immune function and the maintenance of a healthy gut. All of this can improve our general well being, which could in theory improve your performance at work and exercise routines.

There is a difference in the quality of probiotics you take, what you take it with and how much actual activity it contains is critically important. In addition, the health effects are very strain-specific, so while your breakfast yogurt might contain friendly bacteria, whether it gives you any actual benefits is another question. 

I personally take the UltraFlora DF (dairy free) probiotic from Metagenics. I do feel that it helps protect my immune system from all of the people I come in contact with. Order at