Cottage cheese: 3 big benefits of this old-school superfood

Do you remember the days when cottage cheese was the go-to health food?

In the 80s and 90s, it seemed like every restaurant had a cottage cheese dish listed in the healthy section of its menu… like those strange-sounding cottage cheese stuffed tomatoes (FYI… I’ve never had one, so they might actually be really good).

But that was a long time ago, and cottage cheese has since been replaced by fancier, more exotic superfoods like goji, skyr and coconut water.

Personally, I love cottage cheese, even though it’s fallen out of fashion. I eat it often, and you should too, because the benefits of this retro superfood still hold strong several decades later.

Here’s what eating a hefty bowl of cottage cheese every day can do for you…

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Jenny Smiechowski

By Jenny Smiechowski

Jenny Smiechowski is a Chicago-based freelance writer who specializes in health, nutrition and the environment. Her work has appeared in online and print publications like Chicagoland Gardening magazine, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, BetterLife Magazine, TheFix.com, Hybridcars.com and Seedstock.com.