Globally, Popular Cheese Types, and Benefits – healtytalk8

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Cheese is a popular diary item that contains all vital vitamins and minerals which is essential for growth, especially for children.

Archaeological evidence reveals that around 7,200 years ago our ancestors found the cheese-making process.

It is an ancient nutritious food, and the most popular cheese is made up of cow, and buffalo milk.

However, there are several cheese types that are popular for their different looks, textures, fragrances, and health benefits.

Cheese is best made from grass-fed animals, and is also rich in nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and nutrients K- 2 (strengthen the bone).

It is the best source of vitamins B-12, A, B, calcium (vital for healthy bones), zinc, a good amount of calories, fat, etc.

Did you know? that the world’s most expensive cheese is made from donkey milk called pule, which costs around $600.

Types of Cheese

Here are globally popular cheese types that are best known for their taste, aromas, look, and health benefits.

A woman decorating the plating with fruits and cheese

Mozzarella Cheese

Everyone loves melting cheese in their mouth, and mozzarella cheese have excellent melting property.

It is made up of water buffalo milk, generally, this cheese is white, however, it seems yellow also which depends on the animal’s diet.

Cheese is a good source of biotin called vitamin B7, during pregnancy, you can consume it to fulfil your vitamin B7 deficiency.

Biotin (vitamin B7) is also known as a water-soluble vitamin that plays a vital role in maintaining overall health including:

  • Support metabolism
  • promote healthy skin, hair, and nails
  • regulate blood sugar level
  • good for pregnant and fetal growth

It contains Vitamin B3 and niacin, which are vital for turning fat into energy, and also good for kidney, and bone health.

Cottage cheese

It is also a leading cheese type that contains all vital nutrients for maintaining heart, cardiovascular, and mental health.

Cottage is globally popular for its several properties such as low in fat, high in protein, adaptability, cost, texture, long shelf life and aroma.

Studies reveal that consuming cottage cheese before bedtime can increase muscle protein, and promote tissue recovery after a workout.

One more study found that it prevents bone issues like arthritis, by giving you a moderate amount of calcium.

A study showed that people who eat cottage cheese are at lower risk of metabolic syndrome.

Other health benefits such as:

  • Maintain blood sugar level
  • recover muscles tissue
  • promote gut health
  • maintain an overall healthy weight

An old popular study in 2005 revealed that young children who consume dairy items like cottage cheese have more energy.

Feta cheese

It is one of the globally popular cheese types, especially in Greece. because it made up of 2 animal milk mixtures sheep and goat.

Fitness coaches around the world highly recommend feta cheese which is a primary source of calcium in the Western diet.

A 2021 study revealed that feta cheese may help in reducing inflammation of bowel disease and enhance overall stomach health.

One more study found that a person who eats feta cheese has a lower blood pressure level compared to non-consumers.

The study revealed that feta cheese contains CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) which may promote weight loss by burning excessive fat.

Remember there is no magic food for weight loss, if you wanna lose weight, then you have to exercise at least 1 hour daily.

Ricotta cheese

ricotta cheese above the iron rod

Ricotta cheese is creamy white in appearance and slightly sweet in taste.

It is good to know its nutritional value, did you know? that 100 g of ricotta cheese contains 180 calories.

A study revealed that older adults who consumed ricotta cheese after resistance training can preserve muscle mass and strength.

It is a fermented cheese, which means it is rich in probiotics (living microorganisms that promote gut health) and reduces digestive issues.

If you have lactose intolerance and allergy to milk products then you should avoid cheese, it may worse the situation.

Goat cheese

Goat cheese is good for fat and high protein containment, and after cow and buffalo, its milk cheese is globally popular.

It is a good source of protein, calcium, and vitamins A, B, and D, and promote good cholesterol level.

Goat cheese is also lower in lactose than cow milk cheese, so it is a better choice for lactose intolerance people.

A study found that goat cheese consumption is allied with a lower level of cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

One more study found that goat cheese is associated with increased BMD (bone mineral density) in post-menopause women.

Goat cheese has a little spicy taste, and creamy texture, and is easily available around the world, which makes it globally popular.

Blue cheese

Did you know? blue cheese is placed on the basis of its colour, and its commonly used on topping and dressing dishes.

Some researchers reveal that consuming regular blue cheese helps people to live longer.

A study demonstrated that consuming blue cheese 2 times a week has a lower risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing cholesterol levels.

One more study in 2017 revealed that blue cheese can boost the immune system, and protect cells against unwanted bacteria.

There are several new other research reveals that blue cheese contains antioxidants (prevent cancer risk) and healthy gut bacteria.

Other benefits of blue cheese

  • anti-inflammation bacteria
  • prevent bone issues
  • reduce the risk of chronic disease

A 100 g blue cheese contains 353 calories, which is good if you wanna increase weight, and make sure to exercise also to build muscle mass.

Swiss cheese

I know you have seen Swiss cheese in the Tom and Jerry cartoon, which is very popular due to its large holes which are found in every slice.

During the making of Swiss cheese, carbon dioxide bubbles provide cheese with its famous holes.

Studies display that Swiss cheese rich in probiotics (live microorganisms good bacteria that promote core health)

It has 2 unique amino acids called lactoferrin and lactoperoxidase which have blood lowering property, good for high BP persons (3)

Overall, Cheese is a good source of high protein, calcium (essential for healthy bone, and vitamin C (vital for healthy cells)

If you wanna lose weight, then you can add cheese to your diet, just make sure to do regular exercise to burn excessive calories.

For increased weight, cheese is a good choice, due to its high in calories, and remember to avoid storing fat mass.

Down Line

If you are lactose intolerant and allergic to cheese, then you should avoid it, as it may worsen your condition.

These cheeses are popular because of its texture, unique colour, shape, aroma, tradition and health benefits.

Generally, its consumption is safe, for all ages, pregnant women, and infants (promote overall growth)

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