New research from Florida State University suggests that eating cottage cheese before going to bed may boost metabolism and strengthen the muscle and immune system due to the high content of protein.
For the study, a team of researchers checked the effect of eating cottage cheese before bed on 10 women aged between 20 and 30. Each woman ate 30g (1oz) of cottage cheese 30–60min before sleep.
Having analyzed the results of tests, the scientists concluded that women’s bodies were just as efficient after cottage cheese as when they were given a casein shake before bed.
The study author Professor Michael Ormsbee says: “Until now, we presumed whole foods would act similarly to the data on supplemental protein, but we had no real evidence. This is important because it adds to the body of literature that indicates whole foods work just as well as protein supplementation. And it gives people options for pre-sleep nutrition that go beyond powders and shaker bottles.”
A new study from Austria finds evidence that microplastics, such as extremely small pieces of plastic beads, fibers, or fragments, accumulate in human feces.
A team of scientist from the Environment Agency Austria and the Medical University of Vienna has analyzed the samples of excrements of eight participants from Italy, Japan, Poland, the Netherlands, Russia, the United Kingdom, Finland, and Austria.
All participants reported what they ate or drank within the week prior to the sampling. They all drank from plastic bottles and ate plastic-wrapped foods. According to the study, the sea animals consume plastic, humans are likely to ingest it by eating tuna, shrimp, or lobster.
The scientists report that the microplastics may take part in transmittance of toxic chemicals and pathogens to the human body which can lead to the weakening of the immune response of the gut.
Nowadays, everyone knows what protein is but only a few of us know for sure how much of it we need to consume. According to government guidelines, average protein consumption should be 0.8g per kilogram of body weight. The next seven signs show you’re not getting enough protein, according to British nutritionists May Simpkin and Rick Hay:
A new international study, led by researchers from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, confirms evidence that dairy fats may decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes.
For the study, a team of the researchers analyzed the data received from 16 prospective cohorts that included 63,682 participants from 12 countries. Having analyzed the data, the researchers discovered that people who consumed more dairy products had the lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
The lead researcher Dr. Fumiaki Iamamura says: “We hope that our findings and existing evidence about dairy fat will help inform future dietary recommendations for the prevention of lifestyle-related diseases.”
Recent research, performed by Sara Seidelman, a cardiologist and nutrition researcher from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA, finds that diets which ban entire food groups from the eating plan, for example, ketogenic diet, may actually harm your health.
The research included eating patterns of more than 447,000 people from many countries around the globe. The analysis showed that popular keto diet that strictly limits intake of carbohydrates is one of the diets that may bring long-term harmful consequences. Other diets that should be included in this category are paleo diet, Atkins, Dukan, and whole 30.
Maciej Banach, a professor at the Medical University of Lodz in Poland who helped write the study, says: “Our study suggests that in the long-term, [low-carb diets] are linked with an increased risk of death from any cause, and deaths due to cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and cancer.”