Health Benefits of Cheese

Cheese supplies a great deal of calcium, protein, and phosphorus. Nutritionally, cheese is essentially concentrated milk.

Cheese potentially shares milk’s nutritional disadvantages as well. Cheese is the number one source of saturated fat. (LDL CHOLESTEROL,called Bad Cholesterol) .Whether cheese’s highly saturated fat actually leads to an increased risk of heart disease is called into question when considering France

and Greece, which lead the world in cheese eating ,where, relatively low rates of heart disease persist. This seeming discrepancy is called the French Paradox; the higher rates of consumption of red wine in these countries is often invoked as at least a partial explanation.

Some studies claim to show that cheeses including Cheddar, Mozzarella, Swiss and American can help to prevent tooth decay. Several mechanisms for this protection have been proposed.

The calcium, protein, and phosphorus in cheese may act to protect tooth enamel .Cheese increases saliva flow, washing away acids and sugars. Cheese may have an antibacterial effect in the mouth.

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