Paneer is a much-loved dish in India.  A product made from milk, it is used in various forms such as chunks, bhurji (small bits), fried, sautéed, barbequed, grilled, etc. Whatever way you eat it Paneer always tastes good. Surprisingly, it is an excellent combination of taste and health.

Paneer is a good source of protein especially for vegetarians who do not get their intake from meat products. Though, often it is referred as the lean source of protein, which is not right.  In fact, Paneeer contains the same amount of protein and fats.

So, the instant question that pops up in our mind that if paneer is making us fit or fat?  Here’s what you need to know:

Paneer (Cheese) content

When paneer is made from milk, the water that remains behind is whey protein. People usually throw it but you can drink for your dose of protein. Paneer or cheese is nothing but a combination of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

100 gm of paneer contains few carbs, 8gm of protein and 8 gm of fats (saturated).  So neither it’s a rich source of protein nor fat. If you will eat paneer in a balanced way and at the right time it will make you fit and not fat.

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Do not eat paneer (cheese) before and after doing exercise as your body doesn’t need fats. The saturated fat slows down the absorption that will hamper your digestion. You can eat paneer at night, at least one hour before sleeping.

Our muscles, height and everything grow while we are sleeping, so for that our body needs proteins and Paneer is a good option. You can also eat it during lunch time. But avoid the excessive intake during the day.

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