Snack before bed will help to maintain a healthy weight

Eating cheese before bed will not only contribute to weight gain, but also can help to lose weight. This is stated in a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. According to new data, a low-calorie food, accelerates metabolism, improves the condition of muscles and overall health.

It is known that eating late in the evening usually increases the risk of excess weight and increasing waist circumference. But food rich in protein, produces a different effect. Use two tablespoons of curd half an hour before bedtime can improve health and is a good replacement for carbohydrate snack. Cottage cheese is rich in casein protein which is slowly digested and can give the body the necessary amino acids, in this case, during the night.

In their study, the scientists watched ten women at the age of 20 years. The participants ate 30 grams of cottage cheese 30-60 minutes before bedtime. Scientists have changed the amount of energy used during sleep, studied muscle recovery. It has been shown that the metabolism of the participants who received the cheese and casein cocktail was equally effective.

The authors believe it is important that people have more choice: whole food (cottage cheese) is equally useful as a specially prepared protein drinks available for snacking at night.

Thus, cheese is almost the perfect little late dinner, reducing night food cravings. Given that we are talking about a small amount, can be used even fat cottage cheese, since the absolute amount of fat will be not so large. In addition, natural product will contain a beneficial culture of Lactobacillus.

Ukrainian Andrei