Is Cottage Cheese Healthy?


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According to Organic Facts, cottage cheese is good for the body. A milk product, cottage cheese provides nutrients, minerals, proteins, complex vitamins and trace elements of iron.

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Organic Facts further explains that cottage cheese contains high amounts of casein, a protein that releases energy slowly, which is good for sports and fitness enthusiasts. Rich in calcium for strong bones, it is good for pregnant women. Other benefits include weight loss, and reducing risk of osteoporosis and breast and colon cancer. Cholesterol levels depend on the type of milk used in the preparation of cottage cheese such as whole milk, low fat or nonfat milk.

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