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COTTAGE CHEESE

COTTAGE CHEESE

Cottage cheese is rich in protein, relatively low in fat, and high in calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin A. Cottage cheese is an excellent source of calcium, a mineral that plays a major role in tooth and bone health, and in the prevention of osteoporosis. It also helps you to regulate your blood pressure.

Cottage cheese may also be helpful in promoting weight loss. Studies show that a diet including cottage cheese — along with more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and vegetable oils — can be highly effective for achieving and maintaining weight loss. In another study, a higher intake of protein and dairy products like cottage cheese helped overweight and obese premenopausal women achieve sustained fat loss and lean muscle gain.

1 cup cottage cheese contains: 

  • 183 calories
  • 23.6g protein
  • 10.8g carb
  • 5.1g fat
  • 696 mg sodium
  • 251 mg calcium

Calcium may be good for bones and teeth, but sodium (salt) is not. According to one study, cottage cheese’s high sodium content — 696mg per cup — might counterbalance the positive effects of calcium on blood pressure. Calcium itself can also be unhealthy in high quantities, according to some research. One study found that high dairy or calcium intake increased the risk of prostate cancer. The data on this topic is mixed. If you are concerned about prostate cancer, discuss dairy intake with your doctor.

Cottage cheese is rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals like calcium, which are important nutrients for continued good health. However, the sodium in cottage cheese might work against the benefits. As with anything, moderation is key.

SOURCE: HEALTHLINE

SOME WAYS TO USE COTTAGE CHEESE

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SPINACH WITH COTTAGE CHEESE AND SALAD DRESSING

 

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WHOLE WHEAT TORTILLA WRAP, VEGETABLES AND COTTAGE CHEESE WRAP

 

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JOLLOF RICE, SPINACH AND COTTAGE CHEESE

 

COTTAGE CHEESE PANCAKE
Print Recipe
Protein packed pancake
Servings Prep Time
1 Person 4 Minutes
Cook Time
4 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 Person 4 Minutes
Cook Time
4 Minutes
COTTAGE CHEESE PANCAKE
Print Recipe
Protein packed pancake
Servings Prep Time
1 Person 4 Minutes
Cook Time
4 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 Person 4 Minutes
Cook Time
4 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Person
Instructions
  1. Blend all and fry in non stick pan over medium heat.
  2. Enjoy with any topping (honey, peanut butter or yogurt and fruits )
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