Don’t feel guilty about eating a snack before bedtime.
As long as you’re making the right choice.
A protein-filled snack like cottage cheese is best, according to Florida State University researchers.
It sounds too Gouda to be true!
Eating 30 grams of protein about 30 minutes before bed seemed to have a positive effect on muscle quality, metabolism and overall health, according to the researchers.
Even better, there’s no gain in body fat.
This is good news for folks who exercise daily.
Now, they can reach for a whole food like cottage cheese instead of a shaker bottle to help with muscle recovery.
It’s one of the first nutrition studies where people ate a whole food instead of a supplement or protein shake.
The findings were published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
Researchers want to test more bedtime snacks to see if they get the same effect.
When the bedtime snack is pizza, they can give me a call.