Consuming enough protein is critical to living a healthy life and to building muscle. Protein is filled with amino acids, which is the building blocks of muscle. Muscles are repaired and rebuilt while you sleep, so consuming protein before bed improves muscle building and boosts your metabolism while you sleep as well as the following morning!
Research has shown casein protein, found in milk products, digests slowly and is best for improving post workout muscle recovery. The best sources of casein protein are 1 cup of cottage cheese (27 grams protein), plain greek yogurt (20 grams protein), and casein protein supplements.