For your health, say yes to the cheese!

There are many myths surrounding the consumption of cheese in relation to health.

However, several studies show that the cheese provides a synergistic blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids, including the magical trio of vitamin D3, vitamin K2 and calcium. This triad of nutrients is vital to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

Judging the cheese, make sure that choiosing natural cheese instead of processed cheese. Natural cheeses are products based on fermented milk with addition of natural ingredients such as salt and an enzyme called rennet. Processed cheeses are typically pasteurized and suffer from various forms of tampering with a variety of additives and coloring agents, which reduce its nutritional value.

Choosing cheeses made from the milk of grazing animals, as opposed to animals confined and fed diets.

Sources:

National Historic Cheesemaking Center

New York Times February 4, 2011