Why You Can Eat More Cheese Without the Guilt
By Genevieve Cunningham
Cheese is oh so good. From the time that we’re little kids, most of us gain a love of the goodness that is cheese. But as we get older, we begin to discover that perhaps our favorite snack isn’t as good as we originally thought. Even though it’s dairy, which is a major food group, we’re told that limiting cheese might be in our best interest. But is that true? Do we really have to give up on this delicious snack? Take a look at these reasons to keep cheese in your life and diet to keep your health and your taste buds happy.
It Has Lots of Protein
Cheese contains healthy amounts of protein per serving. In fact, for those who are vegetarian (but not vegan), it’s touted as a great way to get protein into your diet. And what’s so great about protein? Protein helps build muscles, burns fat, keeps you feeling full, and is great for the brain. The key is to eat a proper serving. If you pig out on cheese, you’ll only be negating the positive side effects and leaning toward the negative. Measure your serving and enjoy!
It Contains Healthy Natural Fats
We tend to shy away from fats as much as possible. Perhaps it’s just because of the name … fats. We generally want to lose fat, and so eating fats seems counterproductive. But our bodies actually need fat in order to survive. The trick is to eat healthy fats and leave the unhealthy fats in the cabinet. Cheese is a great source of healthy fats, again, when eaten in moderation. If fat is the reason for your cheese strike, you can definitely think again.
It’s a Great Source of Calcium
This nutrient is crucial for healthy bone and teeth development. When we don’t get enough calcium in our diets, we can suffer from brittle bones and teeth. There are quite a few foods that contain healthy amounts of calcium, and delicious cheese is one of them! If you’re feeling guilty over your snack, just imagine your bones and teeth strengthening with every bite. While it doesn’t work exactly like that, it will put a much more positive spin on cheese in your mind.
While it’s still not OK to gorge yourself on cheese, it really is OK to have some from time to time. Don’t shy away without all of the facts. Cheese, in the proper amounts, can be good for your health. Eat in moderation, savor every bite, and enjoy the return to childhood and the healthy benefits as well.
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