Hey there, folks! TGIF. Here at Elevate Athletics, that means Food Fact Friday! This week we are reviewing yogurt and focusing on one of my faves, and one I frequently recommend to athletes as part of perfect post-workout snack..Siggi’s! Even if you aren’t an athlete, Siggi’s is a great low(er) calorie snack with only 100-ish kcal (depending on flavor), plus an excellent source of calcium and protein.
Tell me that doesn’t look good. So…let’s talk about why Siggi’s should be in YOUR refrigerator.
Many food/beverage companies try to sell you on their product by promoting all the healthy ingredients which it contains…makes sense. But, more often than not, many items also contain less than desirable processed “stuff”. Not so with Siggi’s!
- No aspartame
- No sucralose
- No artificial colorings
- No preservatives
- No gelatin
- No high fructose corn syrup
- Non-GMO verified
That’s a hard act to follow, when it comes to yogurts. Let’s compare Siggi’s to store brand Greek yogurt
Right away you notice siggi’s boasts a shorter ingredient list, and does not contain things like locust bean gum (thickening agent). You may also observe a slight difference in live active cultures between the two. Live active cultures are synonymous with probiotics, and help promote the growth of beneficial gut flora. More specifically, L. delbrueckii subsp lactis, found in Siggi’s, is known to produce lactic acid (like any probiotic), but does so in larger quantities, thereby facilitating greater colonization of bifidobacteria (good bacteria). So one might speculate Siggi’s is superior to other yogurts, which may not contain that specific strain of L. delbrueckii. Because live active cultures also effect taste, Siggi’s has a slightly less tart taste, than many other brands.
What about the nutrition facts label?
The major difference that warrants notice is Siggi’s contains only 9g of sugar, while the store brand has 17g! That is almost double the amount😱
Aside from enjoying Siggi’s straight up, check out this handy dandy “swap and sub” sheet…
If I haven’t convinced you to give Siggi’s a try, I don’t know what else will! Be sure to let us know your thoughts on the product, as well as follow us so you can stay up to date on all our latest offerings!