What is curd?
Cottage cheese is a fermented milk product with a high protein content, resulting from the separation of whey from milk. It is necessary for the human body primarily to maintain the level of calcium in the bones and is the staple food in the diet of young children.
The composition of the curd also includes all the essential amino acids, as in the composition of the meat, but unlike him, the curd can be absorbed much better. The product is indispensable for the growth of body tissues, it strengthens the nails, hair, teeth, ensures optimal functioning of the muscular and nervous system. About what nutrients and vitamins contains 100 servings of cottage cheese, read our article Composition of cottage cheese.
For more information about the benefits of cottage cheese, see the article What is useful curd.
How much cottage cheese do you need to eat?
The daily rate of cottage cheese for the human body is about 200 g for an adult and 20 g - 150 g for a child, depending on his age.
According to the content of fat in the curd it is classified into several types:
- non-greasy (less than 3% fat);
- medium fat (9%);
- fatty (18%).
About when it is more useful to use each type of cottage cheese with the maximum benefit for your body, read our article Cottage cheese: when to eat.
What is cottage cheese: tips
The question of the combination of products is important in our diet to preserve the beneficial properties of each product, as well as to maximize the benefit of the body.
- Cottage cheese is universal: it can be consumed and sweet, for example, with honey, berries, jam, with condensed milk, sour cream.
- It is ideal for baking - cheesecakes, cottage cheese pies, gates with cottage cheese.
- Curds of cottage cheese and fruits (apple, banana, pear, peach, kiwi) or nuts - the perfect nutritious dessert.
- Cottage cheese is also consumed in salted form - with greens, vegetables (cabbage, peppers, zucchini, onions, carrots). You can make curd cream or curd paste with greens, garlic and smear on a sandwich.
- Some gourmets love the delicious combination of cottage cheese and coffee.
However, there are a number of products that nutritionists do not recommend to combine with cottage cheese:
- High protein foods: legumes, nuts, eggs, fish, meat products;
- Starchy food: cereals, bread, potatoes;
- Sugar of all kinds: white, fruit, sugar syrups.