The 8 Healthiest Cheeses to Eat
It's no secret that cheese is one the most delicious foods to have ever graced this Earth (if not the most delicious food), but it's also no secret that it's not really good for you. Thanks to our friends at Details, you can continue to enjoy cheese guilt-free with these healthier options.
Whether it's paired with wine or melted over a burger, cheese is where it's at. And not just because eating it makes life worth living.
Cheese is a nutritional powerhouse, rich in nutrients including protein, phosphorus, and don't forget calcium, says Jim White, RD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and owner of Jim White Fitness training studios. It's the number-two source of calcium in the average American's diet.
Meanwhile, filling up on cheese could actually help you slim down. A 2015 study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry linked a diet rich in cheese with higher levels butyric acid, a compound that's linked to faster metabolisms and a decreased risk of obesity. That may be why the average Frenchman, who puts away 57 pounds of cheese a year, is slimmer and has a longer lifespan than the average American.
Want to make the most of your cheese habit? Opt for these eight varieties.