5 Healthy Reasons to Eat Cheese

When trying to stay fit, cheese seems like it would probably go on the list of ‘foods to avoid’, but check again. Cheese has some fantastic health benefits and it’s the source of some of the most important nutrients your body needs.

1. Good source of calcium if you’re lactose intolerant

Cheddar, Colby, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella and Swiss cheese contain minimal amounts of lactose allowing them to be better digested.

2. Gluten-free source of protein

Natural cheeses are gluten-free, allowing them to be tolerated by people with Celiac disease.

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3. Good source of vitamin B12

The vitamin B12 in cheese helps promote a healthy nervous system.

4. Preserves tooth enamel

Cheese may protect teeth from erosion after consuming acidic foods.

5. Fights against cavities

Cheese containing the probiotic Lactobacillus has been found to lower the amount of cavity-causing yeast in the mouth.

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