We love cheese in all its many iterations. Halloumi, paneer, mozzarella, burrata, cheddar, blue, brie ... the list goes on. But do our bodies love cheese as much as our tastebuds do?
Cheese is not necessarily unhealthy and can even fit into a weig...
Cheese is not necessarily unhealthy and can even fit into a weight-loss plan, Heather Mangieri, MS, RD, CSSD, creator of Nutrition CheckUp.com, tells The Huffington Post. "Cheese helps deliver key nutrients that the body needs, like protein," she says. Women and men should consume about 46 and 56 grams of protein a day, respectively, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And cheese can be an excellent source of protein -- 4 ounces of low-fat cottage cheese contains 13 grams of the stuff, and a slice of Swiss has about 7.5 grams, according to the U.S Department of Agriculture.
Still, there are a few things you should know if you're going to incorporate cheese into a nutritious eating plan. Here are four things to keep in mind:
1. You don't have to say 'no' to full-fat.
2. Greasiness isn't necessarily unhealthy.
3. There's no "best" cheese.
4. Cheese can contain a lot of sodium.