How to Eat Cottage Cheese and With What?

How to Eat Cottage Cheese and With What?
Curd is one of the most useful products.Аbsolutely everyone can eat it! But which cottage cheese to choose: low-fat, fatty or grained in cream. In addition, there are also sweet curd masses, cheeses and drinking curds... So what is right and important for our body?

Curd is 100% dairy product!
Curd is made from milk without adding any other ingredients! Therefore, reading the label, know that there can be nothing in the composition of cottage cheese but milk. And preservatives, including! The exception is calcium chloride. It is added to the milk for sashing.
You may be surprised, but on the shelves of shops, you can find cottage cheese, which is not real cottage cheese at all.
And the industry has reached the point that it is almost impossible to distinguish real cottage cheese from falsified one! Only a small point can help you in this matter: expiration date. Normal cottage cheese cannot be stored for more than 7-10 days.

What is hidden in the packs called the curd mass?
But here it all depends on the honesty of the manufacturer. However, even if there is a real curd in the sweet consistency, there is so much sugar in it that its usefulness suffers greatly. As for drinking curd or yogurt, these products, in fact, produced more for the children's audience, and it is difficult to call natural. At the same time, if you do not trust the manufacturer, before giving the child such a curd, buy fresh and leave it on the kitchen table for the night. Natural products in the heat for 12 hours will give a reaction and the process of fermentation will begin. Moreover, the smell of such curd should remain natural sour without the impurity of unpleasant aromas.

What should be the fatness of cottage cheese for those who want to eat right?
There is no clear answer to this question. Any cottage cheese is useful, but! Even if you lose weight, you should not eat low-fat cottage cheese! Try to keep the fat content of cottage cheese for daily consumption varying from 2 to 9%. If you are obese, then no more than 5%. But once every 2 weeks eat fat cottage cheese — 18%. If you want to cheat the evening appetite, eat low-fat cottage cheese for the second dinner 9% of fat curd is optimal for children. For those who have the right weight, too, 9% and once a week 18%.

Try to change the fat content of cottage cheese depending on the general diet. As for portions of cottage cheese, it is important to understand that cottage cheese is a source of protein. And for one meal is digested no more than 25-30 grams of protein. There are about 16 grams of protein per 100 g in cottage cheese. So, it is enough to eat 150 — 170 grams of this healthy product.

How to eat cottage cheese and with what?
The cottage cheese is good to eat with sour cream or any other dairy product. And don't think it's very fat. So is healthier for your health! For example, take 100 g of cottage cheese 5% fat and add to it 1 tbsp. 10% sour cream. It will be the perfect protein snack, rich in calcium, vitamins A, D and Group B, as well as trace elements. If you can't eat cottage cheese without sweet, cut prunes or dried apricots into it or add a spoonful of raisins. You can put sweet berries in cottage cheese and blend it with sour cream for children.  Children will not give up such dessert.

It is good to add cottage cheese to vegetable salads, as well as to make an appetizer of cottage cheese, greens, and garlic. Try to eat cottage cheese fresh. But for a change, it is good to make curd casseroles, cheesecakes, muffins, etc.

Curd can be eaten in any meal as a separate product: breakfast, snack or dinner.  On average, a person needs 1 g of protein per kg of weight. But these figures increase significantly during sports, during pregnancy and lactation, as well as during active weight loss.
By the way, the calorie content of cottage cheese varies from the fat content of the product: in 100 g 5% fat — 121 Kcal, 9% — 159 Kcal.