Published On: Fri, Jun 14th, 2013

Surprising Health Benefits of Cheese

Creamy cheese is one of the most luxurious foods and most commonly eaten in America. It is hard to resist a good piece of cheese.

Cheese doesn’t get enough attention as far as we are concerned because cheese is powerful and loaded with many health benefits.

In fact, eating cheese can help you prevent cancer, improve your bone strength and even fight off cavities, how’s that for something that taste so great?

Here are the surprising benefits of cheese

Prevents cancer

Cheese is loaded with ingredients that can help prevent cancer. One specific ingredient is vitamin D vitamin D is in almost all cheeses and it can help maintain a proper body function while protecting your body from other diseases.

Cheeses are filling

Cheese when practiced eating in moderation can actually fill you up without feeling you out. It has enough dairy in it and calcium that can help make you feel full but be careful, too much cheese can lead to weight gain. If you’re trying to lose weight avoid eating high-fat cheese or a lot of cheese.

Prevents cavities

Cheese is really high in calcium and calcium is one of the best ways to reduce oral health problems. In addition cheese also has low lactose. The older the cheese is the lower the lactose level will be. Eating a variety of different cheeses like Swiss, Jack, Gouda and Bree can help keep a healthy body and prevent tooth decay.

Strengthens bones

Cheese is very high in calcium and vitamin D, which are both great for strengthening and balancing bones. Children who eat cheese and elderly people are especially healthy and strong.

Prevent osteoporosis

The same way that it can help promote bone strength, cheese can help prevent osteoporosis.

People who suffer from osteoporosis can add more cheese into the diet and it could help. It is because it has protein and calcium and it has a lot of vitamins and minerals in it, which can help prevent these diseases.

There are many foods that have cheese in them such as pizza, pasta’s and even cheese pastries. A diet with cheese can actually help you feel better and enjoy your food more. There are many benefits to cheese including feeling better and having stronger bones and teeth.

If you’re trying to figure out what to eat for dinner this week consider going to a pizza place and getting your health fix of cheese.

Shannon Kaiser is a wellness writer who loves going to B.J Willys, a West Linn pizza pub in Oregon.

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