Cheese and Your Health – Boon or Bane?
Did you know there are over 1800 different types of cheese in this world? Cheese is produced by adding acid or bacteria to milk and then ageing and processing the solid parts of the milk. Hence, the nutrition content and taste of the cheese depends on the milk used and how it is produced.
Many are concerned about the high fat and sodium content in cheese and hence try to avoid eating them completely. However, in contrast to this popular opinion, cheese can actually be a favourable choice to meet your protein and calcium needs. There are many studies that have also shown that eating cheese might be able to help you lose weight, reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and also osteoporosis. (Lizzie Streit, 2019)
You can refer to the infographic below to see which cheese suits you the most based on its nutrition content:
How much is too much?
While cheese can contribute to your daily protein requirement, consuming too much of it can lead to high blood pressure and cholesterol, resulting in a higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease.
So, what is the recommended amount of cheese you should eat daily? If you are a cheese-lover, studies have shown that eating around 40g of cheese daily can help to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. (Whiteman, 2017)
If you are not much of a cheese-lover or are lactose-intolerant, do not fret! Cheese is not the only protein source. There are many alternatives that provide the same amount of calcium and protein for your body. This includes tofu, salmon, sardines, edamame, dark green leafy vegetables like kale or spinach, etc.
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- Streit, L. (2019, March 4). The 9 Healthiest Types of Cheese. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/healthiest-cheese
- Whiteman, H. (2017, December 4). Eating cheese every day may help to protect heart health. Retrieved March 23, 2021, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320249