If you like the creamy, but lumpy (sounds odd, I know, but how else to explain it?) Texture of cottage cheese, then you’ll be pleased to know that the low-carb variant is healthy. The only drawback to eating cottage cheese is that it’s a high sodium (salt content), so if you’re on a low, or no salt diet, you should avoid it.
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 nine of the essential amino acids. When coupled with the enzymes that are in the gut, it gels and this mass is slowly digested. This helps reduce the breaking down of muscle mass while you are 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 maintaining blood pressure and the respiratory process.
A one-cup serving of cottage cheese provides you with 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, nails and teeth.
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 do not really like its quite 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 from a halved cucumber, you can replace them with cottage cheese and use a bit of paper along with a cocktail stick to make sails.
If you can’t eat it plain, 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 combine it with almost anything, or just 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 go to the local supermarket?