Protein is known to be very important for recovery. Casein protein is a slow digesting protein that has numerous amino acids which help our bodies to heal and build muscles. Since casein protein is slow digesting, it slowly provides amino acids in the blood stream and this helps to benefit from the optimum recovery over the next several hours. Cottage cheese has a very high casein protein content and is a great snack for recovery.
Casein protein is usually ingested by bodybuilders before going to bed so while they sleep, the casein protein enables their muscles to be fueled with amino acids through their sleep. I usually eat a bowl of cottage cheese with a little bit of honey before going to bed to benefit from this type of recovery. Dmitri Klokov stated that he practices this as a part of his nutrition program in one of his youtube videos. I was not surprised by this at all. He even provided the Russian brand of cottage cheese he consumes.
I think the best way to get your cottage cheese is to make your own. There are different ways of making it and most methods are fairly easy, not to mention a much cheaper option. Another reason why cottage cheese is a great source of protein is the fact that it has high amounts of probiotics which help the digestion process and is good for your immune system. Check out the video below for help with making your own cottage cheese. Happy Lifting!