If you enjoy the creamy, but lumpy (sounds strange, I know, but how else to explain it?) Texture of cottage cheese, then you will be pleased to know that the low-carb variant is healthy.
If you eat cottage cheese before going to bed, then you’re giving your body a casein protein increase. Casein is found in milk and consists of all the essential amino acids. When combined with the enzymes that are in the stomach, it gels and this mass is slowly digested. This helps decrease the breaking down of muscle mass while you’re asleep. This can happen because when you sleep, you aren’t giving your body any fuel (food), although the body still needs to maintain its functions such as keeping blood pressure and the respiratory process. 1 thing that body builders need to keep is muscle mass, so cottage cheese can help them do this if it is eaten before sleeping.
A one-cup serving of cottage cheese provides you with approximately 15 grams of protein, and if you’re on a diet, you’ll be thrilled to know that it only contains 104 calories. It contains about 125 milligrams of calcium, which is important for healthy bones, teeth and nails.
Additionally, it contains folate, vitamin A and some of the B-complex vitamins, such as riboflavin. As stated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ChooseMyPlate website, each one-cup serving of cottage cheese provides us with a third of our daily dairy food requirements.
You may 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 items to it, or add it to other things. To get your kids to eat it you can make cucumber”boats” with the seeds scooped from a halved cucumber, you can substitute them with cottage cheese and use a bit of paper and a cocktail stick to make sails.
If you can not eat it plain, then add sliced strawberries and black pepper, or spoon it into avocado halves and consume it with a green salad, sliced tomatoes and cucumber. Because it’s bland, 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 easily.
Why not but a carton of low-fat cottage cheese next time you visit the local supermarket?