I know what you’re thinking. You’ve read this headline, squirmed a little, and done a swift 180 turn away from your screen.
I don’t blame you. Because the liquid that habitually forms on your Greek yoghurt, all watery and highly questionable-looking, is the last thing you’d EVER consider smelling, let alone eating.
It turns out this liquid does, in fact, have a name — it’s called whey. And, as much as you don’t want to hear this, it’s actually pretty good for your insides.
Left behind after milk has been curdled and strained, whey contains stuff far too good to tip down the drain, says the author of Belly Fat Diet For Dummies, Erin Palinski.
“Otherwise, you run the risk of pouring off nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, or even probiotics," she told Glamour magazine.
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