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what type of cheese you eat (cheese in a can and cheese whiz don’t count)
you are doing your body good. Cheese doesn’t get enough credit for it’s
health benefits which include things like cancer prevention, bone
strengthening, and cavity fighting – but the best part is that is also
1. Nutrition - There is a very high concentration of essential
nutrients in cheese including high quality proteins and calcium. There are
also other elements in cheese such as phosphorous, zinc, vitamin A,
riboflavin, and vitamin B12.
2. Cavity Prevention - Cheese is extremely high in its calcium
content. This is the most important thing when it comes to strong teeth. In
addition, cheese has a very low content of Lactose. Lactose is a substance
that comes from food and can harm teeth (The older the cheese, the lower the
Lactose levels). Eating certain varieties of cheese such as aged Cheddar,
Swiss, Blue, Monterey Jack, Brie, Gouda, and processed American cheese
immediately after a meal or as a snack has been proven to prevent tooth
3. Cancer Prevention - Cheese contains substances called Conjugated
Linoleic Acid and Sphingolipids that help prevent cancer. In addition the
vitamin B in cheese is good for maintaining body functions and protecting
the body from disease.
4. Weight Gain - Be careful if you are trying to loose weight –
cheese contains a lot of natural fats which may cause weight gain. There are
cheese which have a low-fat content that can be very healthy for you to eat
and perfect for keeping your weight balanced. However, if you are trying to
gain weight, whether its muscle weight, fat, or bone density, cheese is the
healthy way to go. Cheese is full of protein, fat, calcium, and vitamins and
minerals that keep muscles and bones strong and healthy. The vitamins and
minerals are better for a balanced metabolism.
5. Bone Strength - Cheese is high in calcium content and rich in
vitamin B. This is especially good for the bones of children, elderly
people, and pregnant and lactating women for strengthening bones and
cartilages. the vitamin B in cheese helps the body absorb and distribute
6. Osteoporosis - Since Osteoporosis is a deficiency diseased caused
due to a lack of calcium, cheese is a perfect way to help the bone density
of those suffering from Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis can be treated with
protein, calcium, and a high intake of vitamins and minerals. All three of
these things are found abundantly in cheese.
7. High Blood Pressure - Sodium and cholesterol are the elements that
are considered harmful in people with high blood pressure, and hypertensive
people are told to avoid them. Cheese in this situation must be considered
critically. The fat in cheese depends on the quality of the milk it was made
with. Full fat or cream milk, or low fat or fat free milk will determine how
high the fat content of the cheese is. Typically, high fat cheese are more
popular because they taste better, but many low-fat cheese are being
introduced to shelves. Make sure to look for the fat content in the cheese
before you buy it. The sodium content in cheese depends on the amount of
salt added to the milk before it was turned into cheese. There are
low-sodium cheese that are helpful in reducing agents which are associated
with heart disease. The content of vitamin B in cheese is also helpful for
those with high blood pressure.
Cheese can help prevent cavities
Washington: A new study led by an Indian researcher has found that consuming
cheese and other dairy products may help protect teeth against cavities.
The study sampled 68 subjects ranging in age from 12 to 15, and the authors
looked at the dental plaque pH in the subjects` mouths before and after they
consumed cheese, milk, or sugar-free yogurt.
A pH level lower than 5.5 puts a person at risk for
tooth erosion, which is a process that wears away the enamel (or protective
outside layer) of teeth.
"The higher the pH level is above 5.5, the lower the chance of developing
cavities," Vipul Yadav, MDS, lead author of the study, said.
The subjects were assigned into groups randomly.
Researchers instructed the first group to eat cheddar cheese , the second group
to drink milk, and the third group to eat sugar-free yogurt.
Each group consumed their product for three minutes and then swished with water.
Researchers measured the pH level of each subject`s mouth at 10, 20, and 30
minutes after consumption.
The groups who consumed milk and sugar-free yogurt experienced no changes in the
pH levels in their mouths.
Subjects who ate cheese, however, showed a rapid increase in pH levels at each
time interval, suggesting that cheese has anti-cavity properties.
The study indicated that the rising pH levels from eating cheese may have
occurred due to increased saliva production (the mouth`s natural way to maintain
a baseline acidity level), which could be caused by the action of chewing.
Additionally, various compounds found in cheese may adhere to tooth enamel and
help further protect teeth from acid.
The study is published in General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal
of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
( Source: ANI ,
Zee News )