Bust out the bottles of wine because it’s National Cheese Lover Day! Do you prefer your cheese with some crackers? Or just eating it in slices?
National Cheese Lover Day
Did you know that cheese is good for oral care? This dairy product is a healthy alternative and a preventive measure against cavities.
Why Cheese Is Good
Cheese is a great source of calcium. It’s also a good source of other vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, Vitamin B12, zinc, and phosphorous. Unfortunately, cheese gets a bad rep. People tend to think cheese is loaded with fat and makes people gain weight.
According to Healthline, the healthiest cheese are mozzarella, blue cheese, feta, cottage cheese, ricotta, Parmesan, Swiss, cheddar, and goat. You can read all about the nutritional facts through their article!
Health Benefits of Eating Cheese
- First, calcium builds strong and healthy bones.
- Second, it reduces the risk of heart disease.
- Third, dairy products have vitamin A which benefits eye health.
If you’re looking to add more calcium to your diet, consider purchasing milk, cheese or yogurt. Other dairy foods like brown rice, oranges, cabbage, beans and broccoli are full of calcium. For Vitamin D, get out in the sun! For phosphorous, look at cereals, almonds, meat, eggs, etc.
Practice Good Dental Health on Cow Appreciation Day
Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste that incorporates both calcium and phosphate. If you need additional tips on how to add more calcium to your diet, contact Dr. Nick’s WHITE & healthy Dentistry. We would be happy to assist you in your dental and overall health!