Cottage Cheese – the Healthy Facts

Cottage Cheese – the Healthy Facts

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Healthy Cottage CheeseCottage cheese is often called an essential component of healthy and adequate nutrition. This product is considered to be a diet food, on the other hand, however, people from any age group can benefit from consuming it. You bet! Consider this information: 17% in it are proteins, 18% – fat, and 2.5% is lactose. In addition to those components we have Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, and Magnesium.

Health Benefits for Children and Pregnant Women

The elements listed above are required not only for kids, when they grow and as their teeth develop, but for pregnant women as well. Interesting enough, cottage cheese helps treat fractures, diseases of blood making organ, rachitis, heart conditions, kidney diseases and many others.

Amino Acids in Cottage Cheese

Besides, the proteins found in cottage cheese are rich in valuable amino acids – methionine and choline. The second one replaces animal made proteins, even in people for whom those proteins are contraindicated. By the way, cottage cheese is easily digested.

Don’t Eat Too Much Cottage Cheese

Regardless of the entire set of good properties, abusing cottage cheese consumption is not a good choice since the product contains quite a bit of animal fats, which can accumulate and clog up the renal ducts. Thus, it is better to buy non-fat cottage cheeses and consume no more than 0,4 lbs (about 200 grams) a day.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I recommend Cottage to my muscle wanting clients every night before bed and one more time throughout the day.

    Even if they don’t like it, I kind of force it on them. If you buy casein protein powder in the stores it is way too expensive too.

  2. My husband had his gall bladder removed and has a heart condition. Lately, he craves cottage cheese and on some days eats 3lbs a day. His plates are low and he just had a bone marrow test which indicated that his B12 was low. We will find out his B12 level this week. Is there some reason he is eating so much cottage cheese?

  3. Hi,

    Since your husband has a “heart condition” (with likely blood pressure problems) he should be careful about eating such a high quantity of cottage cheese. His heart condition likely requires him to be on diuretics (e.g. Hydrochlorothiazide) which causes your body to lose salt (Sodium) in order to keep his blood pressure in check. Cottage cheese contains A LOT of salt, which is DIRECTLY working against the drugs he is likely taking.

    I know every doctor likely gives you this advice, but, a well balanced and low sodium diet is likely the best thing.

    As for why he is craving the cottage cheese, his body may be craving the sodium because of the medication he is taking and his body’s desire to increase his blood pressure. (Despite the fact that this is NOT good for his heart condition)

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