There’s another reason to love cottage cheese. The casein protein in cottage cheese is very slowly absorbed. This means your muscle will be supplied with a continuous source of amino acids for building definition.
Eating cottage cheese has other advantages for athletes. It’s an excellent source of bone-building calcium. The calcium in cottage cheese is especially important for preserving bone health in young female athletes. Some research also shows that calcium in low-fat dairy products helps to boost fat loss. Calcium plays a role in how fat is used by the body.
One more reason to spoon up a bowl of cottage cheese.
Mix it with a little yogurt and the fruit and nuts of your choice for a guilt-free sweet treat.
Mix cottage cheese with walnuts and sugar-free maple syrup for a low calorie, high protein dessert.
Use it in lasagna in place of ricotta cheese.
Scoop out half of a cantaloupe and fill it in with cottage cheese. Season with pepper.
Turn it into a dip for raw veggies by blending it with spices.
Add hot sauce to cottage cheese, and use it as a sandwich spread.
Make a fruit parfait by layering berries with cottage cheese and your favorite high-fiber breakfast cereal. Sprinkle with nuts.
With 15 grams of protein a serving, cottage cheese is a good muscle-building food that can help you shed body fat and keep your bones healthy. Enjoy this versatile food that can add definition to your biceps.
References: WebMD. “Weight-Loss Tip: Add Extra Calcium to a Low-Fat Diet”