Cheese can get a bad reputation for being high in fat and calories. But did you know that cheese is a good source of protein, vitamin D and calcium.
Below are the 5 Healthiest Cheese You Should Eat:
1. Cottage Cheese
Half-cup of cottage cheese has 15 grams of muscle-building protein. It is also considered to be the lowest-sodium variety of cheese in 612 cheeses that were studied.
You can try it with mango, peaches or pineapple and always choose the low-sodium variety to make it an extra-healthy choice.
2. Goat Cheese
Goat cheese is low in calorie with the added protein punch. It contains more than 5 grams of protein per ounce. You can opt to try it with beets for a delicious antioxidant-rich combo.
3. Parmesan Cheese
Parmesan cheese contains 112 calories per ounce and 8 grams of protein. It also comes in various forms and experts recommend using the grated version, to cut on fat and save calories.
4. Provolone Cheese
Provolone cheese is an italian cheese made from cow’s milk and originated in Southern Italy. It contains high amount of protein and calcium but is also high in sodium.
You can opt to eat it with red wines. At a meal, it could be served with homemade breads, hot chutneys and flat breads.
Ricotta is an Italian fresh cheese made that is made from goat, cow, buffalo or sheep’s milk whey left over from the production of cheese. It is low in fat and high in protein. Also it is a familiar ingredient in everything from dessert to lasagna.