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Why you should add cheese to your diet

Cheese is naturally made with milk, salt, and an enzyme called rennet. It has been around for more than 4000 years, and despite being around this long, its exact origin is a bit fuzzy. Although cheese has been ‘condemned’ by a lot of people over the years as being unhealthy, but, studies have come to show that full-fat dairy products like cheese are healthy when eaten in moderation as the high level of calcium present in them can help reduce blood pressure.

If you have been wondering about the benefits of adding cheese to your diet, we have listed a few more for you.

Benefits of adding cheese to your diet

  • For those who are lactose intolerant, Feta and Goat cheese is your best bet, they make up some of the healthiest cheese.
  • Cottage and Ricotta cheese have more than 11 grams of muscle-building protein in a single serving.
  • Swiss cheese is low in sodium, so it is a good option for people with hypertension.
  • Cheese made from the milk of 100 percent grass-fed animals is the highest in nutrients and also contains omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K-2.
  • Cheese has a high amount of VITAMIN A, VITAMIN B-12, along with zinc, and phosphorus
  • According to several studies, cheese could work to protect your teeth from cavities – as more children with dairy intake were cavity-free after three years than those with a below-average intake.

 Ways to incorporate cheese into your diet

  1. You can sprinkle crumbled cheese on a salad of choice.
  2. Add shredded cheese to an omelette.
  3. You can very well snack on a slice of cheese with an apple.
  4. Cottage cheese mixed with fresh fruit is heavenly.
  5. Add cheese to grilled bread toast.
  6. Mix cheese, grapes and nuts and remain stuck for life, haha.

iKooK Team

Author Since: March 28, 2022

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