We realized that most members of Team ItemMom love cheese. Like Hulk we can say “Cheese good…” “want cheese…” “more cheese…” and what not! Well this also holds true for most individuals… But the most important question is ———- IS CHEESE GOOD FOR HEALTH?????
Since our fondness for cheese exceeds the general level of normalcy, we thought it would be only prudent to do some research and find out what the almighty world wide web has to say about the topic!!??!!
After extensive research we found the pros and the cons and have listed them for your eyes. So that this helps next time you contemplate whether or not you should consume cheese!
- Whether a cheese is healthy or not depends upon the individual’s physical type and the cheese type that is being consumed.
- Any type of cheese is bad news for someone who is lactose intolerant.
- Cheese is a great source of calcium and protein. It also contains high amounts of vitamins A and B12, along with zinc, phosphorus, and riboflavin.
- Mozzarella and other part-skim milk cheeses (Feta, and Swiss) contain about half the fat of other cheeses, and are also lower in calories compared to the others.
- High-fat cheeses like blue cheese, Brie, and sharp cheddar contain small amounts of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a fatty acid that naturally occurs in foods. Supplements of CLA are used as protection against cancer. Also helps in preventing heart disease and obesity.
However, keep in mind that cheese is after all a high-fat and high-calorie food. Depending on the variety of cheese you eat, you’re getting about 100 calories per ounce and about 6 to 9 grams of saturated fat.
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- April 3, 2017
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