Cheese adds a distinct and rich flavour and taste to any dish. It is often ignored due to high fat content, but did you know that cheese has a plethora of health benefits associated with it?
Cheese is a great source of vitamin A, vitamin B2 and B12, protein, zinc, magnesium and phosphorus. Cheese is particularly rich in calcium and also contains vitamin D, which aids in absorption of calcium. If you are suffering from osteoporosis, include cheese in your regular diet. Women suffer from bone loss during menopause and to avoid bone loss during this period they should eat cheese. It also helps to lessen premenstrual syndrome symptoms and migraine pain. Cheese prevents the wear and tear of tooth enamel, maintains strong teeth and also prevents cavities. Eating this dairy product also makes your skin glow and look healthier. It is said to boost the immune system, thus protecting you from various diseases. Recent studies have suggested that cheese may be helpful in preventing colon cancer and is also believed to fight breast cancer. It definitely has high fat content, and hence should be consumed in moderation. However, those who want to gain some weight can use it to their benefit.