Olivia Harvey
Updated Feb 15, 2017 @ 3:50 pm
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It’s perhaps one of the biggest food mysteries in the world. What is that mysterious liquid floating on top of Greek yogurt and why is it there? We mix it in like it doesn’t bother us, but it does. Yes, yogurt supplies us with strains of good bacteria that aids our digestion. But at what cost are we willing to just ignore that liquid to get that good bacteria in our system? Let’s stop ignoring the liquid, and start educating ourselves about it. We’re here to tell you what yogurt liquid actually is.

Cosmopolitan compiled a collection of hilarious tweets from yogurt liquid haters. You thought you were alone in your disgust for the stuff? You’re definitely not. Cosmo wanted to get to the bottom of this.

The truth is that the cloudy liquid causing you so much anguish during your breakfast is actually really good for you. According to Cosmo, it’s whey — like Little Miss Muffet who ate her curds and whey. Whey is part of the aftermath of curdled and strained milk. It makes Greek yogurt creamier and is filled with that good bacteria mentioned earlier.

If John Stamos doesn’t mind it, then we don’t either.

Cosmopolitaneven reached out to Chobani to settle the score. A representative from the Green yogurt company stated, “At time during transit due to handling and temperature fluctuations, some whey may separate from the yogurt and settle on top.” It’s not there to startle you. It’s just undergone a natural separation process during transit.

Once you find peace with whey, Meg Walker says that using it in tea is a great substitute for milk!

So stop pouring that liquid down the drain or avoiding it all together. Whey is good for your gut and overcoming your fear of it will make you feel brave (and healthy) AF. 2017 will be the year that we all give whey a chance!