Today is the day for all the cheese lovers out there. It is amazing how this dairy product can change the taste of any dish completely.
While cheese can be used in several dishes from toast to salad to healthy vegetables, it is still not considered healthy. It always comes under the bracket of unhealthy.
Cheese is high in sodium and saturated fat and can be enjoyed by the people with lactose intolerance. National Cheese day is celebrated on June 4 in the United States. The idea behind the day is to appreciate cheese in all its form.
For all those who think that cheese can’t be healthy, here are five reasons why you should definitely eat cheese. On the National Cheese day, let’s check them out!
- Helps to improve teeth and bones
Cheese is a good source of calcium, hence having a cheesy snack in a day can help strengthen your teeth and bones. Other than calcium, cheese also has proteins, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A and D all of that provides you strong bones. These nutrients especially calcium helps in tooth formation, promotes dental health and prevents cavities.
- Reduce Blood Pressure
Despite being high in fat and sodium, there are stats that show cheese consumption can be held in reducing blood pressure. To make the best use of cheese, use the low-fat varieties such as cottage cheese, feta, and goat’s cheese.
- Maintain body weight
Several studies suggest that people who are heavier often have a calcium deficiency. So it is believed that increasing the calcium intake can help bring BMI to normal levels. Since cheese is rich in calcium, people who are trying to lose weight can opt for a low fat, low sodium variant.
- It promotes Gut Flora
The good bacteria in the stomach are important for overall health. That is the reason it is important to eat fermented food that promotes gut microbiome. Cheese, however, contain healthful bacteria that has an ameliorative effect on health.
- Helps to strengthen blood vessels
While cheese can be high in sodium, some studies reveal that it can be beneficial in preventing cardiovascular problems by strengthening the arteries
Too much of anything can be bad. Like most good things, cheese in excess can cause other health problems. So having it once in a while can help your body with many things.