The taste of cheese is loved by many people. However, people believe that eating cheese makes them fat. Although this fact remains true, but some variants of the dairy product help you to keep your waistline in check. There are a variety of this product like Cheddar, Parmesan, Gouda, Mozzarella, Feta, Swiss, Paneer, and many more. There are hundreds of variants of this dairy product. Various variants have various health benefits which are unknown to humans, but overall there are some health benefits which mostly all cheeses provide.
Let’s take a look at 7 awesome benefits of cheese
- Good for teeth
One of the most important benefits of cheese is that it is very beneficial for maintaining teeth health. The calcium content in the dairy product is very high and thus is extremely beneficial for teeth.
As you may have heard many times, sugars are harmful for your teeth, this dairy product contains low amount of lactose (milk sugar) and thus works as a cavity preventor. Consuming variants like Blue, Brie, Cheddar, Swiss, Gouda, etc in the morning also prevents tooth decay.
- Good for bones
As mentioned, this product contains high contents of calcium. Actually, different variants contain different amount of the nutrient, but overall the content is extremely high. Not only calcium but the added benefit of cheese is that it is also high in vitamin B. Vitamin B is extremely essential for aged people, small children, pregnant women and lactating mothers to maintain the bone health.This nutrient also helps in absorbing and distributing the calcium.
- Good for maintaining weight:
The dairy product contains good bacteria. Good bacteria is necessary to boost metabolism and also digestion. Many variants also contain butyrate. Butyrate is also known to boost the metabolism in human body.
Many people think that fats are harmful to their body. However, up to a certain extent fats are important to develop muscles. They also provide energy to the body. Natural fats also ensure that you feel full for more time and keep hunger pangs at bay. This keeps you from munching on all the bad fats every now and then.
- Build muscles
One more benefit of cheese includes maintenance of muscle health. The dairy product is also protein packed. Proteins are the building blocks of muscles and thus the protein content helps in the building of muscle mass. The natural nutrient is better than the enhanced protein powders.
- Good for hair
Almost all variants are rich in proteins. Especially, the low-fat cottage cheese, when included in your regular diet provides you with great amounts of protein and calcium. These nutrients are beneficial for hair and thus, consumption of cheese on a regular basis is good for hair health.
- Good dairy option for lactose intolerant
The older the cheese, the lower is the lactose content in it. Especially hard cheeses have a lower content of lactose. Thus people suffering from lactose intolerance can also get the benefits of dairy products, especially calcium.
- Keeps depression at bay
Looking at today’s condition, these benefits should be considered as the most important one. Firstly, the product is said to stimulate sleep. It contains an amino acid, called tyrosine. Tyrosine, when broken down in the body makes us feel happy, content.Also, cheese is said to help our brain release dopamine, which is a natural feel- good chemical.
So, stay away from all the rumors. Do not cut out from the important foodstuffs just because there are some saying related to it. You do not gain weight or lose weight because you eat something. The gain and loss totally depends on how many calories you consume and how many you burn. So eat healthy and stay fit.