You may have been told that you should not eat before you go to bed because it can lead to weight gain. However, a new study has shown that eating before going to bed may not necessarily lead to weight gain. In fact, says Forbes, studies have shown that if you eat 30 grams of protein, 30 minutes before you go to bed, then you can lose weight.
Protein benefits your weight in many ways. It can boost your metabolism and helps your body build lean muscle. If you are looking for a bedtime snack, then you should consider giving cottage cheese a try.
The study involved active women who were all in their 20s. They were asked to eat samples of cottage cheese 30 to 60 minutes before they went to bed. The researchers wanted to see if the cottage cheese affected the women’s metabolism. They also wanted to see if the cottage cheese helped with muscle recovery.
Michael Orsmbee is an associate professor of nutrition, food and exercise sciences. He stated that researchers always assumed that whole foods would affect the body the same way that protein supplements did. However, they never had any evidence of that until now.
Michael also stated that the results of this study are important. It lets people know that they have options besides taking protein supplements. Furthermore, the study proves that food is just as good as the protein supplements.
Not only is cottage cheese a good source of protein but it also has many other benefits. It is high in calcium, which can help strengthen the bones and teeth. Additionally, cottage cheese can help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels. It is a great source of magnesium, which prevents the blood sugar from spiking. It can also slow down the rate at which sugar is released into the bloodstream.