You probably already know that some dairy foods have health benefits for most people. Research has even shown that it can help you keep your weight in check.
Studies have shown that people who eat dairy each day lose more weight than those who don’t.Tweet
Eating dairy can trim the size of your waist, increase your lean muscle mass and lower body fat mass.
So where do you get your dairy?
Are you a regular Greek yogurt eater? Do you prefer kefir? Have you heard of skyr?
What is skyr?
Skyr is a yogurt-type product that comes from Iceland. It's thicker than Greek yogurt and has even more protein.
Compared to kefir, skyr has almost three times as much protein!
Kefir also has a thinner consistency and is best known for its high number of probiotics, which give it its ability to fight gastrointestinal problems. Skyr has you covered there too!
Eating high protein yogurt has been shown to cut appetite later in the day, reducing the late-night snacking that can work against weight loss goals. The high amount of protein also makes you burn more calories after you eat your meals.
Skyr is made by taking skim milk and mixing in bacteria cultures. Then it is strained to remove the whey.
Even people who are lactose intolerant may be able to enjoy skyr because 90% of its lactose is removed when it is made.
Skyr has probiotics, which are good for your gut health and promote immune system strength. It's also is loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Perhaps most important of all, it can keep you feeling full for a long, long time.
Skyr has an astonishing 19 grams of protein in a 6-ounce serving.
It also gives you:
- 20% of your RDI of calcium
- 25.5% of your phosphorous
- 19% of your riboflavin and
- 17% of your Vitamin B-12
Its nutritional density comes from the fact that it needs 3 to 4 times as much milk to make as regular yogurt. It is naturally fat-free and will keep you feeling full much longer than other dairy products.
It's also high in calcium. This means that it will help fend off osteoporosis and contribute to your heart health.
Skyr is also low in carbs, so it can help control your blood sugar.
When you go to the supermarket, you can find skyr in the same part of the dairy section where you buy yogurt. There are a couple of different brand names that are sold in the United States, including:
- KEA Skyr
- Icelandic Provisions
The best way to start adding skyr to your daily diet is to use it to make yourself a superfood breakfast or snack. Stir in some fresh berries, some sunflower seeds or almonds and you’ll find it powers you for several hours, with no hunger pangs.
You can also use plain skyr as a spread instead of other dressings.
Yours in health and happiness,
P.S. Please help me spread the word about skyr by sharing this with your friends and I welcome your comments below. Had you heard of skyr before you read this?