What Are The Health Benefits Of Cheese

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The rich creamy concentrated dairy food, cheese is a great source of many essential nutrients. If you refrain from eating cheese because of its calories content then think again and read through this article - What Are The Health Benefits Of Cheese, to know the importance of eating cheese.


Cheese is made from milk either the low fat skimmed milk or the whole milk. Hence cheese also comes in various varieties such as low fat, regular, cow, sheep, goat, buffalo, and cheese from any country in the world, cheese with mold or cheese mixed with garlic, whiskey, wine, and fruit.


Health Benefits Of Cheese


Vitamins


It is a store house of essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, B2, B12 and D. Cheese contains calcium, zinc and phosphorous.


  • Since cheese is an excellent source of calcium, it prevents disease such as Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is mainly a deficiency disease which is caused due to deficiency of calcium (non-absorption) of calcium, resulting in fall in the bone density. This is particularly seen in women who undergone menopause, elderly people and children who suffer from malnutrition.

  • The high calcium content of cheese is good for building strong teeth and prevents wear and tear of the enamel. It also helps in preventing cavities.

  • Cheese is also rich in vitamin-B, which is very good for children, women (particularly pregnant and lactating) for formation and strengthening of bones and cartilages. The vitamin-B is good for maintaining many functions in the body and also for protection against diseases like Beriberi. It also helps in the absorption of nutrients in the body.


Proteins


Cheese is a good source of many amino acids responsible for building healthy tissues. Cheese is an important source of proteins for people following vegetarian diet. A 70g serving of cheese contains as much protein as 2 eggs.


Good For Lactose Intolerant


People, who can not drink milk and are lactose intolerant, can benefit from eating cheese. Cheese contains very small amount of lactose and can easily be had by such people to avail the nutritional benefits. The older the cheese the lower is the lactose content.


Weight Gain


Cheese is good for people looking to gain a few extra pounds. Cheese has the right amount of fat content alongwith a vitamin and minerals that help in gaining healthy weight.


Glowing Skin


The vitamin B content in cheese helps in keeping the skin smooth and supple.


Cheese is also known to fight fatal disease such as colon cancer and breast cancer.


Hence, cheese has quite a few health benefits and should be included in the diet. However, it is advisable that it should be consumed in moderation as it is high in fat content.


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