“Every year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke—and nearly 150,000 die of it,”
PressMediaWire.com (Press Release Distribution) – Sep 21,2011 –
A study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that women who ate at least 100 grams of yogurt every day had significantly less plaque build-up on the walls of their carotid arteries—the blood vessels that supply the brain with oxygen. Carotid artery plaque is one of the leading risk factors for stroke and heart disease.
“Every year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke—and nearly 150,000 die of it,” says Voskos Greek Yogurt spokeswoman and registered dietitian Susan Randolph. “Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. The good news is that regular consumption of yogurt may help dramatically reduce one of the leading risk factors for stroke.”
“As a registered dietician, I’m always looking for ways to help people improve their health by improving their food choices,” says Randolph. “Adding about a half a cup of Voskos Greek Yogurt to your diet every day can be a delicious way to help improve your cardiovascular health, according to several clinical studies.”
As reported in the Toronto Globe and Mail, eating 4 to 8 ounces of yogurt daily was associated with both lower carotid artery thickness and higher HDL (good) cholesterol levels in study participants. “In fact, the women who ate a cup of yogurt every day had significantly better test results,” said Randolph. “And with regular and organic Greek yogurt varieties including plain, Peach, Exotic Fig and Apricot Mango, it’s easy to find a favorite flavor of Voskos Greek Yogurt. Voskos Greek Yogurt is proof that good health and good taste can—and do—go together.”
Voskos Greek Yogurt has been recognized in awards contests presented by Fitness magazine, Women’s Health, Vegetarian Times, Natural Solutions, Self Magazine and Cooking Light magazine. It is also a triple gold winner of the 2010 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition. Visit Voskos’ Web site for dozens of Greek yogurt recipes for low carbohydrate breakfasts, appetizers, entrees and snacks. The Voskos Greek Yogurt Recipes App, available for iPhone and Android devices, also includes a store locator to help you find the stores that sells Voskos, as well as money-saving coupons and access to Voskos Greek Yogurt contests.
About Voskos Greek Yogurt
Award-winning for its thick, rich taste and nutritional value, Voskos Greek Yogurt is all-natural, hormone-free, gluten-free, and Kosher certified. Through Voskos’ proprietary ProStrain™ method, Voskos yields two times more protein, more probiotics, less lactose, and a thicker, creamier consistency. Voskos is the only brand to offer an organic Greek yogurt line in addition to its all-natural plain and blended flavors and never has “fruit on the bottom.” Available nationwide, retailing between $1.49 – $2.99 in such stores as Kroger, Safeway, Publix, Bi-Lo, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and more. For store locations, and to download a coupon, visit voskos.com or facebook.com/Voskos.Greek.Yogurt today.
About Susan Randolph, MS, RD
Susan Randolph is a wellness educator, registered dietitian and wife who is passionate about motivating people to use nutrition to take small, meaningful steps toward a healthier diet and lifestyle. A contributor to Voskos Greek Yogurt’s “What’s Fresh” blog, Susan Randolph believes that eating ought to be a joyful and delicious experience to be embraced, not dreaded.
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