Dr Oz: Tasty Food To Help You Lose Weight
While on the topic of tasty foods you can enjoy while still losing weight, Dr Oz highlighted yet another food you should consider trying if you’re concerned about your weight, cravings, blood pressure, or all of the above. Dr Oz claims there’s one food we should all be eating, but likely aren’t. Plus, it’s a cheese!
Dr Oz pulled out a time capsule from 1975 and revealed that the “forgotten food” he was referring to was cottage cheese! It drastically decreased in popularity in recent years, but it’s time for cottage cheese to make a comeback!
Dr Oz: Cottage Cheese New Weight Loss Trend
Dr Oz believes cottage cheese is poised to become the newest weight loss food trend. He believes cottage cheese can really change people’s lives. But first, he sent Rhenotha out on the streets to find out what people really thought about cottage cheese. According to Rhenotha, cottage cheese was a snack-time staple in the 70’s, when the average American ate five pounds of the stuff each year. But then, it steadily declined.
Protein-rich Greek yogurt seemed to replace cottage cheese. Sales of Greek yogurt are up nearly 200% in the last ten years. If you’re looking for protein-rich healthy fat, why not eat cottage cheese? Rhenotha learned that people seemed to have a problem with the texture.
Dr Oz: Vintage Health Food
However, Dr Oz was quick to explain that cottage cheese today isn’t like the cottage cheese you’re likely thinking of. When Dr Oz’s audience members taste-tested the new cottage cheese, 57% of them chose it over traditional Greek yogurt, while 29% chose the yogurt and 14% liked both.
Dr Oz recalled eating cottage cheese with peaches growing up and said cottage cheese was a diet staple in college as an athlete. But there’s no denying the cottage cheese Dr Oz enjoyed was lumpy, which is why, not too surprisingly, a few changes were made to the health food to make it more appealing to the health-conscious crowd.
Dr Oz: High Protein Cottage Cheese + How It’s Made
Nutritionist Maya Feller explained that cottage cheese has more protein than Greek yogurt and studies have shown that it can help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and fasting blood sugars. She believes the full-fat version if the way to go. It keeps you fuller longer because it’s a slow-digestif milk protein. It’s been said that Princess Kate uses cottage cheese to kill her cravings. On the label, you want to look for full-fat as well as sodium that is lower than 10% of your daily value, but ideally closer to 5%.
The process of making cottage cheese starts just like the process for making yogurt. You start with milk and then add some acid to lower the pH. Basically, you just mix in some lemon juice. Then rennet is added to coagulate the milk and cause the curds to form. The mixture is kept at about 85 degrees to cook the mixture. Then the curds are drained, leaving you with the cottage cheese you know and love.
But what if you don’t like the texture?
Dr Oz: Whipped Cottage Cheese
It’s time to say goodbye to lumpy cottage cheese and give creamy, smooth cottage cheese a chance. If texture is a problem for you, you’ll likely love whipped cottage cheese. All you have to do is take regular cottage cheese and put it in a food processor until it becomes whipped and smooth. It’s that easy! Of course, you can also buy whipped cottage cheese with sweet and savory flavors at the grocery store!