Hello friends! Did you know that January 20th is National Cheese Lovers Day??? I just found out myself and am ecstatic!!! Cheese is not only delicious, but also has various health benefits.
Cheese is great for your teeth. Not only does it have high levels of phosphate and calcium, which naturally strengthen teeth and bones, but it also helps balance the pH level in your mouth, which means less harmful acid, more cleansing saliva and fewer cavities.
Cheddar cheese has 205mg of calcium per ounce and feta has about 140mg per 4 ounces.
Cheese can be a great addition to a snack in moderation. Yes it can add up quickly and quick guide is to reference your thumb for portioning. However it has its benefits and can be great with whole grain crackers, apples, nuts, or on its own!
How are you celebrating this beloved holiday?