Cottage cheese - calories and types

Every woman seeks to maintain a slim figure. In a hurry, having breakfast before going to work or overeating in the evenings, you should sometimes think about how many calories are absorbed along with the food consumed. Extra calories can be delivered by such a seemingly dietary product as cottage cheese.

Calorie content and information on the content of fat, protein, carbohydrates and other compounds that will be, after consuming the product, is supplied to the body, is indicated on its packaging. However, such labels are not always available. It is hard to imagine fruits, vegetables, buns, sliced ​​pieces of cottage cheese or meat with an information label. How, then, to choose the right cottage cheese?

Calorie content is not the only factor to pay attention to. Good cottage cheese is medium-strained and smooth in cross section. If it is very soft, it contains too much serum. When overheated in a store, it becomes crushed into granules, crumbly or resembling gruel. Fresh cottage cheese should have a slightly sour taste, and if it is cottage cheese with additives - the expressive taste and aroma of added spices.

Cottage cheese is a very good source of complete protein. It contains essential amino acids. This means that the body itself cannot produce them, therefore it is necessary to get them with food (they take part in the creation of new and restoration of damaged cells). It also contains a little magnesium, potassium, zinc, as well as vitamins A, D, and from group B and E.

Cottage cheese has the lowest calcium content of all dairy products. To meet the daily needs of the body in this element (800-1200 mg), you need to eat almost 1 kg of cottage cheese.

How to choose cottage cheese - calorie content of fatty and nonfat products

Cottage cheese is easily digested. The first place in this regard is occupied by easily assimilated homogenized cottage cheese. Calories depend on fat and other supplements. Fatty cottage cheese is the most high-calorie and most rich in saturated fatty acids. Therefore, it is recommended to use it in moderation. People who have high cholesterol should discard it.

Low-fat cottage cheese, the calorie content of which is the lowest, is intended for people who are losing weight or on a diet without fats. It is best to choose bold curd, without additives. Complete removal of fat deprives dairy products of vitamin D, which is necessary for proper absorption of calcium. Curd cheese and desserts with fruits, honey, chocolate, as a rule, contain sugar and supply empty calories to the body. In addition, synthetic colorants and flavors may be present. It is better to cook the cottage cheese yourself with the addition of your favorite seasonings, homemade jam or natural honey.

Cottage Cheese - Calories and Fat

Cottage cheese with various fat contents is available for sale: creamy (14.5 percent), whole (9.5 percent), fatty (6.5 percent), bold (3 percent), fat-free (below 3 percent).

In one hundred grams of fat-free cottage cheese, 99 kcal, bold -133 kcal, fat - 175 kcal. Homogenized whole cottage cheese contains 161 kcal, homogenized strawberry - 168 kcal, granular cottage cheese - 101 kcal, granular with low fat content - 87 kcal, flavored curd cheese - 242 kcal.

Where to buy - in the store or in the market?

It is best to buy cottage cheese from trusted manufacturers in stores with refrigeration units. Be sure to check the expiration date. You can not buy a product if the expiration date is glued, or it is difficult to read. When buying on the market, you need to be careful, because it is not known in what conditions it was made and for how long it lies on the counter. It would be ideal to purchase this most useful product directly from manufacturers.


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