Berardi says...........

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by Hardrock, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. Hardrock

    Hardrock New Member

    John Berardi says that cottage cheese is the best pre-bedtime protein source because it "behaves" differently from milk. What does he mean by that? If cottage cheese and milk both have casein and lactose (which has a high insulin index) wouldn't they both be digested the same and produce a disproportionate insulin response overnight (which is a bad thing, right?)
  2. Hardrock

    Hardrock New Member

    Nutrition experts? anyone? :confused:
  3. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    1) Lactose doesnt have a high insulin index
    2) casein has a high insulin reponse
    3) milk has a high insulin index
    4) does it make the slightest difference
    5) eat some cow instead
  4. Hardrock

    Hardrock New Member

    Thanks Aaron.
  5. silaren

    silaren New Member

    Casein digests slowly, which is good since you will be asleep for many hours. (Of course your systems all slow down while you sleep anyway, so it's not exactly critical.)

    I also find it helps settle the stomach. :) And of course it has lots of protein with few calories. The only downside is, it does not taste all that great.
  6. Hardrock

    Hardrock New Member

    thanks for the replies but they still don't really answer the question- what is it about cottage cheese that makes it "behave differently" from other dairy products overnight (according to Berardi- he didn't really explain)? :confused:
  7. baby a

    baby a New Member

    nothing. There is absolutely no magic in eating cottage cheese or anything else for that matter before bed.

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