Greek yoghurt versus protein bars

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Greek yoghurt versus protein bars

Yes I have to compare these two very different foods. I recently tried a new Greek yoghurt with some fruit because it was on offer at the supermarket. This particular yoghurt had more protein than I thought as I've never really looked into the nutrition of natural Greek yoghurt. I have to say I was genuinely surprised, this little 100g pot had 7.8g of protein and practically no fat however it did have higher carb content. I started to wonder if having a couple of these pots was as good as having a protein bar. This comparison is not fool proof though as the protein bars I am using to compare are just the ones I am on at the moment (this changes somewhat on a monthly basis, I like to try different protein bars). Let's take a look at the nutritional info of both:

Strained Greek Style Yoghurt (100g):
Cals - 81
Fat - 0.1g
Protein - 7.8g
Carbs - 11.1g (of which sugars - 10.7g)
Fibre - 0.5g

Protein Bar (100g):
Cals - 363
Fat - 12g
Protein - 35.4g
Carbs - 27.1g (of which sugars - 14.9g)
Fibre - 10.3g

So as you can see from the nutritional comparison, the protein bar (funnily enough) has the most protein. But let's take a closer look. Although there is more protein in the bar, there is also a shed load of fat with it so the fat to protein ratio is much better in the Greek yoghurt. In my opinion, the yoghurt could be a better route for anyone trying to consume less fat in their diet. Also notice the amount of calories, these are also much less in the yoghurt. If we had 4 of these yoghurt pots (400g) and just the one bar this is what we would have:

Strained Greek Style Yoghurt (400g):
Cals - 324
Fat - 0.4g
Protein - 31.2g
Carbs - 44.4g (of which sugars - 42.8g)
Fibre - 2g

Protein Bar (100g):
Cals - 363
Fat - 12g
Protein - 35.4g
Carbs - 27.1g (of which sugars - 14.9g)
Fibre - 10.3g

 From this simplistic comparison, you can see that you would be better off having 4 pots of this Greek yoghurt. What do you think?

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