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Nutritionists Suggest Eating Cottage Cheese Before Bed To Boost Metabolism

Nutritionists are now suggesting that eating cottage cheese before bed will help boost your metabolism.

There was a study published recently in the British Journal of Nutrition that found those who ate cottage cheese before they went to sleep were able to boost their metabolism naturally. Although there are many myths regarding ways to get your metabolism revved up, there has never been one with as much research as eating cottage cheese.

Samantha Leyh, RD, research dietitian with the Air Force, and her research partner Michael Ormsbee, Ph.D., an associate professor of nutrition, food, and exercise sciences at Florida State University were the two who performed the study. It consisted of only females who were in their 20's.

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The women consumed one of three items before bed, cottage cheese, casein protein supplement, or a placebo. They were to take the given product, which was chosen by the researchers, 30-60 minutes before bedtime. Everyone in the study had their resting energy expenditure or REE measured before bed and then again as soon as they woke up in the morning.

Based on the findings Leyh and Ormsbee concluded that eating 30 grams of protein at least 30 minutes before bedtime has a positive effect on muscle quality, metabolism, and overall health. The two researchers determined that eating whole foods, like cottage cheese, work just as well as taking a protein supplement such as powdered protein drink.

It is important to remember that the results are based on how active a woman is during the daytime. If a person is not active at all, meaning no exercising or even walking, then the protein before bed will likely not have the same impact. Despite the significant findings, a person must also eat protein, healthy fats, ditch sugar, and refined carbs, plus endure strength training at least two to three times a week.

No magical pill or protein will boost your metabolism instantly. Yes, a lot of how active your metabolism is does have to do with genetics, but you don't have to be stuck with a slow metabolism. Try eating cottage cheese, if you can stomach it, as well as exercising and eating healthy. It all works if you put in the time and effort.

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