The Health Benefits of Cheese


You are old now to know that everything taken in excess can harm the body. You have to remember that moderate consumption of anything is still the best remedy. If in this case you love cheese, it is crucial that you do not take it excess if you want to reap its optimum health benefits.

There are many cheeses here in Singapore but wait till you travel the world, you will be overwhelmed with many cheese options and origins. Cheese is tasty and nutritious but not all people know its health benefits. So, what are the health benefits of cheese? Here is a list:

It can improve bone health and teeth

Cheese comes from milk (cow, sheep and goat). The taste and texture will depend on the type of milk and the aging process. Since it is a dairy product, there is no doubt that it can improve bone health including your teeth. Perhaps you heard about osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease that has the power to reduce your bone density. As a result, you will be prone to fractures. Elderly women are at risk with osteoporosis.

Eating cheese can effectively battle osteoporosis thereby improving your bone health.

It can benefit heart health

One of the leading causes of death not only here in Singapore but the world is heart disease. It has been found out by research that consumption of dairy products can benefit heart health. It can even reduce your risk of having hypertension. The exceptional nutrients in the cheese like calcium, magnesium and potassium can help with the heart.

It can improve nervous system functions

This is not common but you have to know that cheese contain vitamin B12. Vitamin B12, which is called cobalamin, can help facilitate or improve nervous system functions.

It can improve muscle-to-fat body composition

For athletes out there, cheese (particularly the full fat cheese) can help when it comes to improving muscle-to-fat body composition. Cheese has high in calorie which is perfect for the athletes. If you want to gain more weight, the calories can also do the trick.

Now that you know the benefits of cheese, it is time that you include it in your dietary plan. You have to be careful though when consuming cheese and other dairy product because you might be allergic to it or if you are lactose intolerant, it can affect your body. You have to check with your doctor first. As mentioned earlier, consume it in moderation if you want optimum health benefits.