As you all remember from the post on macronutrients, protein is one of the Big Three. How much protein should you be getting? Are you getting enough? These are important questions for anyone, but especially folks on the high side of 40...and they get more important as we go along.
As usual, the answer to these important questions starts with, "It depends..."
Those who know me would expect a post about cheese to be dominated by words like "stinks" and "milk gone bad." But one of the exceptions to my "no cheese" policy (because, you know, it stinks and is milk gone bad) is cottage cheese, which doesn't stink and is a fresh cheese.
You might think all cottage cheese is pretty much the same. That's what I thought for a long time. But it's not. And I'm not just talking about 4% vs. 2% vs. fat-free. Let's take a closer look at your cottage cheese choices.