Is Cheese Good For You?

Is Cheese Good For You?

Cheese tastes too good; sometimes so good, you aren’t bothered if it is good for you or not! As long as you don’t have any dietary restrictions, such as intolerance to lactose, then cheese isn’t so bad for you - it’s actually a great source of nutrients! Cheese is a great source of calcium, fat and protein. 

Is cheese unhealthy?

Some cheeses contain high quantities of saturated fat and salt. This means that eating too much cheese could lead to high cholesterol and high blood pressure. 

With this being said, there is research out there that shows that people who ate a small amount of cheese each day were actually 18% less likely to suffer from heart disease. So, cheese can be unhealthy but, eaten correctly in moderation, it could actually be beneficial. 

Is it ok to eat cheese every day?

Eating cheese every day in portions can be a good practice of a healthy eating plan. This is because within cheese, there are large amounts of calcium and protein helping to strengthen bones and muscles. 

Cheese is made through a fermenting process - due to this process, cheese is a good source of probiotics helping keep your tummy healthy. It has also been found that eating ½ an ounce of cheese a day can lower the risk of stroke. 

Small amounts of cheese each day is fine, but a delicious, hand crafted cheese gift box at the weekends is better! Our Lancashire Cheese Board Box is a handcrafted cheese board, full of artisan cheeses, meats, chutneys and more - perfect for that ultimate, cheesy treat.

Are there any health benefits of cheese?

Cheese does the same as milk for our bones as it’s also packed with a lot of calcium. Calcium strengthens bones whilst decreasing the chance of osteoporosis as we get older. 

Other vitamins in cheese, such as A, D, K and Zinc, also benefit our bones. Cheese can also ease inflammation as it contains CLA, a naturally occuring fatty acid.

What is the healthiest cheese to eat?

Cheese being ‘healthy’ is completely dependent on how it is produced, what milk is used and even how it is preserved. For instance, feta cheese is one of the healthiest cheeses you can eat; however, it is sometimes covered in brine to help preserve the cheese, which increases the amount of sodium within the cheese. 

Feta and goat cheeses are the most healthy cheeses out there, it just depends on how they are packaged and preserved. 

Our Cheese Board Boujee Box includes a delicious, seasonal goats cheese - perfect if you’re trying to be healthier but are still craving that fancy weekend treat!

Healthy cheeses for growing children

As long as a baby or child is showing no signs of an intolerance to dairy products, then cheese can become a part of a healthy, balanced diet. Cheese provides your child with calcium, protein and other vitamins which are great and essential for strong bones and supplementing growth. 

Regular consumption will also prevent tooth cavities and bone problems, such as osteoporosis. Some cheeses which are great and have been proven to benefit children are cheddar, swiss cheese and monterey jack. 

Are there any health risks to eating cheese?

There are health risks when eating cheese, but only if you are eating excessive amounts all the time.

Eating large quantities of high saturated, fatty cheeses can lead to a high cholesterol and high blood pressure, which increases the chance of heart diseases.  

Cheese in moderation however, is a great treat, especially in the form of a delicious cheese board sent straight to your door!
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