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    "YO"gurt question? FAGE total VS 0 or 2%

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    So i find myself loving this FAGE greek yogurt, which is odd since I've tried yogurt over and over without sucess. I now buy the plain and add some honey or berries and BAM!!! heaven on a spoon now for the question.
    My local store only carry's the 0% or 2%, in order to get the full I wait until I go to work and stop at the store on my way. That store is 45miles away, one would suggest just stop before/after work but I only work 1 out of every 4 days. So my options i guess are to stock up on it, or what are the disadvantages of the 2% or 0%? My apologies for me running a muck, and should i be eating 1 cup a day?

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    Screw both. Stock up on the Total. I've tried all 3, and the total is SO worth the 45 min trip you mention!
    If you go to Fage's FB page (or their website), they currently have some coupons for the big tub of total and the little individual serves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marktripp View Post
    ... what are the disadvantages of the 2% or 0%?
    i guess the disadvantage is someone's skimmed off most of what's really the most nutritious portion of the milk—the cream, which contains the fat-soluble vitamins, such as A, D, and K—that the yoghurt's made from.

    I suppose that's not a huge issue, since you probably eat good-quality butter from grass-fed animals anyway.

    If you make your own yoghurt you can make it from a mixture of milk and cream to push the butterfat content up if you want.

    As to how much you should be eating, I think that's more a personal choice than anything.

    I found out recently that a special diet for people with digestive problems (coeliac, Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, and a number of others) recommends that sufferers don't eat yoghurt unless they make it at home, since commercial yoghurt is only fermented for 4 hours, whereas it takes at least a 24-hour fermentation to deal completely with the lactose.

    That's interesting. It seems that people who've acquired a condition like that need to be quite rigorous about excluding lactose, until they've been symptom-free for a year, at which time their gut should have healed and their gut bacteria normalized.

    There's obviously a distinction to be made between healthy people and people whose digestion is disturbed. People who are healthy—and don't have some genetic inability to digest lactose—should be able to drink unfermented milk (or eat incompletely fermented yoghurt). There will be a sensible limit on that, since it's relatively hard to digest lactose, and any individual who exceeds his capacity to digest it will have it sitting around in his gut as potential food for pathogenic bacteria.

    How much? I think that's a "how long's a piece of string?" type question. Probably depends on the individual.

    It's said that the bifidus culture (a bacteria present in the guts of breast-feeding babies), which is used by some companies in yoghurt cultures may be problematic. It might be best to choose a yoghurt that doesn't use bifidus, and you may what to check what cultures the one you buy uses (probably says on the carton) ... but, again, no one knows for sure.

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    Low-fat dairy is evil.
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    It's worth it to get the full-fat version of any yogurt, especially greek (the only kind I eat). Stock up on it

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    I'd like to eat yogurt, but I like to eat it with honey, so I haven't been eating it (I'm trying to lose the last couple stubborn pounds, and can increase my carbs when that happens). What do you guys eat with your yogurt?

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    I'm happy eating it plain, or with berries. And honey is great too. Especially raw honey

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    Shredded coconut and slivered almonds. It's kind of easy to overdo it.

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