Consumption of 30 grams of protein 30 minutes before sleep seems to have a positive effect on muscle quality, metabolism and total health, according to a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. And, even better, there is no increase in body fat.
The study was conducted by Michael Ormsbee, a visiting professor of nutrition, nutrition and exercise at Florida State University and Samangha Leyh, a graduate student at the university.
Participants in the studies were young women in the early twenties. They were cheese samples from 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime.
Scientists said this was one of the first nutritional studies in which participants consumed whole foods instead of proteins or some kind of supplements.
Ormsbee commented that prior to the research people thought that whole food would act as supplements, and this is not the case in this research. In the future, the researcher will look at other types of foods to find out the best night muscle recovery foods.