After a long, grueling workout, what is the first thing you grab to help replenish your body? If not milk, you’re missing out. Staff dietitian Allie Elison, RDN, CD, explains why refueling your body after workouts is so important and why milk is the perfect recovery beverage.
What is Cottage Cheese?
When you think about dairy, milk, yogurt, and cheese (and probably ice cream – I mean how can anyone forget that) are the products that most likely jump to mind. But one delicious dairy product that doesn’t get much attention is good ol’ cottage cheese. This delicious food can be a bit mysterious so we are going to give you a backstage pass to all things cottage cheese.
Doesn’t it seem like there are hundreds of different options in the dairy aisle of your grocery store? From 1% milk to full-fat milk to milk alternatives you didn't even know existed like cashew beverage or hemp milk beverage, there is never a shortage of options. It can be overwhelming and confusing. But, among all the choices, there is one important thing to ask yourself - what is in your beverage of choice?
January is Oatmeal month and for good reason – oats are awesome! They are an excellent source of soluble and insoluble fiber to keep you fuller longer, and in combination with other important nutrients, prevents and manages a host of illnesses and diseases. And as an added benefit to many families, many oat options are gluten-free. Add the nutrients from oats along with the nutrients in your favorite dairy foods and you have a breakfast combination that can’t be beat.
If you’ve already Googled New Year’s Resolution Ideas, this is what you probably saw: eat less, sit less, spend less, read more, play more, meditate more, pick up a new hobby. For so many, New Year’s Resolutions conjure up the overwhelming idea of a complete lifestyle overhaul. Truth be told, it’s likely that many of your current habits can simply be reinforced to get you to a healthier you.