I am a big fan of cottage cheese, especially as my second post workout meal with an apple mixed in either a 1/2 cup or a cup of 1% sometimes 2% cottage cheese.
Someone remarqued that cottage cheese is not a milk product at all and is full of sodium…so I checked the ingrients of all major brands of cottage cheese and there is no milk but derived products from milk and sodium for 1/2 cup is close to 600mg.
So what’s the deal, is cottage cheese a good product or not. I follow Berardi’s principles so keep that in mind.
i think this was meant, note the comma:
there is no milk, but derived products from milk and sodium for 1/2 cup is close to 600mg.
it is basically the casein part of milk after it has been curdled. there are different types of cottage cheese out there. i recommend you try to find a pressed cottage cheese without salt if you want to keep sodium lower. they are available in ontario, and i am sure they exist in quebec too. it is an excellent protein source which digests slowly.
if your sodium intake is relatively low, 600mg is not that much, especially in the after workout peroid. there are also cottage cheeses out there that will have less sodium than that, so check labels. the persom who told you there is no milk products in it was wrong, as for full of sodium, only if you purchase that particular cottage cheese.
now, i think that it is a good protein source, however, you may want to consider tweaking it with some health fats to help recovery and round out your meal according to Berardi principles.[/quote]
I’m confused with the las paragraph, why would I add healthy fats in my cottage cheese meal as it is post workout so P+C, I must be missing something??