If you enjoy the creamy, but lumpy (sounds odd, I know, but how else to describe it?) Texture of cottage cheese, then you’ll be pleased to know that the low-carb variant is healthy.
If you eat cottage cheese before going to bed, you are giving your body a casein protein boost. Casein is found in milk and consists of nine of the essential amino acids. When combined with the enzymes in the gut, it gels and this mass is slowly digested. This helps decrease the breaking down of muscle mass when you’re asleep. This can happen because when you sleep, you are not giving your body any fuel (food), although the body still has to maintain its functions like keeping blood circulating and the respiratory procedure. 1 thing that body builders will need to maintain is muscle mass, so cottage cheese can help them do so if it’s eaten before sleeping.
A one-cup serving of cottage cheese provides you with about 15 grams of protein, and if you’re on a diet, you will be thrilled to know that it only contains 104 calories. It contains about 125 mg of calcium, which is important for healthy bones, teeth and nails.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ChooseMyPlate website, every one-cup serving of cottage cheese supplies us with a third of our everyday dairy food requirements.
You might have to get used to eating this food, but if you don’t really like its rather bland flavor and somewhat unusual texture, you can add things to it, or add it to other things. To get your children to eat it you can make cucumber”boats” with the seeds scooped out of a halved cucumber, you can substitute them with cottage cheese and use a piece of paper along with a cocktail stick to make sails.
Because it’s dull, you can mix it with almost anything, or simply add a little Tabasco or cayenne pepper to it so that your taste buds take it more readily.
Why not a carton of low-fat cottage cheese next time you visit the local supermarket?