Health Benefits of Cottage Cheese

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Cottage Cheese more commonly known as “Paneer” in Indian dishes is the best form of veg protein which is beneficial for health. It is consumed in the form of curries, salads or transformed into desserts. As people are turning more and more health conscious nowadays, there has been an increase in the demand of this milk-based food. If one needs to lose weight, then intake of cottage cheese can be a great idea. Cottage Cheese is high in protein, low in fat and high in calcium, vitamin B and vitamin A.

  • Enriched with the goodness of milk, cottage cheese is a great source of calcium. It not only gives strength to bones, but also helps in preventing several diseases such as -osteoporosis, prostate cancer and also regulates blood pressure.
  • It helps in improving metabolism and managing sugar levels. It makes for a healthy food for people suffering from diabetes.
  • Cottage cheese consumption helps in weight loss. It can be consumed by adding cubes of cottage cheese to soups and salads to delicious curries to desserts.
  • It has probiotic components, which is rich in one component known as lactobacillus GG. This component has some amazing health benefits. The most commonly known advantage of consuming probiotic-rich foods is that it helps in improving the gut health.

Preparation Method: Boil milk and add vinegar or lime juice. Once milk starts curdling, turn off the flame and drain the water with the help of a cloth. Squeeze the excess water, and cottage cheese is ready. You can keep it in a mold to give it a desired shape or just press it with a heavy utensil, to get a brick form!!

 

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