10 Things You'll Find in Every Healthy Woman's Refrigerator
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We're talking about: Cottage cheese
Why you should eat more of it: A single cup of cottage cheese with 1 percent fat contains a whopping 28 grams of protein, nearly 9 grams more than a container of plain low-fat Greek yogurt. It also has 12 percent of your daily calcium needs and is a good source of phosphorous, which helps calcium strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis, says Jeffers.
Keep this in mind too: The fat content can vary from 0 to 4 percent, but choosing a variety with at least some fat can help you feel fuller.