While cheese is a good source of calcium and protein, it's also a hefty source of saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol, which negatively affects your cardiovascular health. An even healthier version of a natural cheese would be one that is reduced-fat, meaning made with 2 percent or part skim milk.
Also asked, is cheese healthy or unhealthy?
Cheese is a good source of calcium, a key nutrient for healthy bones and teeth, blood clotting, wound healing, and maintaining normal blood pressure. One ounce of cheddar cheese provides 20 percent of this daily requirement. However, cheese can also be high in calories, sodium, and saturated fat.
Is cheese good for you when trying to lose weight?
Cheese. Dieters often try to cut calories by nixing calcium-rich dairy foods, but some studies suggest this is a mistake. One theory is that the body burns more fat when it gets enough calcium, so eating low-fat cheese, yogurt, and milk may actually contribute to weight loss.
What are the benefits of eating cheese?
Like all dairy foods, cheese provides calcium and protein, as well as some vitamin A, B12, riboflavin, zinc and phosphorus. And it's a source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a fat that may have anti-cancer, weight-reducing, and heart-protective effects.