Not all cheese can bring positive health benefits. Some may contain less calcium but high in fats and sodium.
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Soft, fluffy cheeses have less fat and fewer calories than the hard stuff because they have more water in every morsel. Some cheese gives stinky odor that indicates strong flavor.
On the other hand firm varieties have less lactose and they’re the best picks for stomach-sensitive people.
So, how would you know which of your favorite cheeses have the nutritional value you want? Here’s their value per ounce.
· Cheddar. Contains 114 calories; 9 grams of fats; 7 grams of protein; 204 milligrams of calcium and 176 milligrams of sodium.
· Parmesan. Contains 111 calories; 7 grams of fats; 10 grams of protein; 336 milligrams of calcium and 454 milligrams of sodium.
· Blue Cheese. Contains 100 calories; 8 grams of fats; 6 grams of protein; 150 milligrams of calcium and 395 milligrams of sodium.
· Brie. Contains 95 calories; 8 grams of fats; 6 grams of protein; 52 milligrams of calcium and 178 milligrams of sodium.
· Goat (soft) cheese. Contains 76 calories; 6 grams of fats; 5 grams of protein; 40 milligrams of calcium and 104 milligrams of sodium.
· Mozzarella. Contains 85 calories; 6 grams of fats; 6 grams of protein; 143 milligrams of calcium and 178 milligrams of sodium.
Calcium is the best defense against osteoporosis. Calcium is essential in maintaining proper bone formation and density. Remember, milk and cheese is the primary source of calcium. So the higher the calcium value of cheese you buy, the better.