If you enjoy the creamy, but lumpy (sounds odd, I know, but how else to explain it?) Texture of cottage cheese, then you will be very happy to know that the low-carb variant is healthy.
Should you eat cottage cheese before going to bed, then you’re giving your body a casein protein increase. Casein is found in milk and is composed of all the essential amino acids. When coupled 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 aren’t giving your body any fuel (food), even though the body still needs to maintain its functions like maintaining blood pressure and the respiratory procedure.
A one-cup serving of cottage cheese offers you approximately 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 essential for healthy bones, teeth and nails.
As stated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ChooseMyPlate site, every one-cup serving of cottage cheese supplies us with a third of our everyday dairy food requirements.
You might need to get used to eating this food, but if you do not really like its quite bland flavor and somewhat strange feel, you can add things to it, or add it to other items. To get your kids to eat it you can make cucumber”ships” with the seeds scooped from a halved cucumber, you can substitute them with cottage cheese and use a bit of paper along with a cocktail stick to make Raccoon In Attic.
Because it’s dull, you can combine it with almost anything, or just add a little Tabasco or cayenne pepper into it so that your taste buds take it more easily.
Why not a carton of low-fat cottage cheese next time you visit the neighborhood supermarket?