9 Healthiest Types of Cheese

1. Mozzarella


Dairy products like mozzarella that contain this probiotic may strengthen your immune system and help fight infections. However, more research is needed.

2. Blue Cheese

Blue cheese is high in calcium, a nutrient necessary for optimal bone health, adding it to your diet may help prevent bone-related health issues.

3. Feta


Feta is packaged in brine to preserve freshness, it can be high in sodium. However, it is typically lower in calories than most other cheeses.

4. Cottage Cheese


Since cottage cheese is high in protein but low in calories, it is often recommended for weight loss.

5. Ricotta


One study in 70 overweight adults found that taking 54 grams of whey protein per day for 12 weeks lowered systolic blood pressure by 4% compared to baseline levels.

6. Parmesan


Since Parmesan is rich in both calcium and phosphorus — nutrients that play a role in bone formation — it may promote bone health.

7. Swiss


Swiss cheese has less fat and sodium than most other cheeses and offers compounds that may help lower blood pressure.

8. Cheddar


Cheddar is a good source of vitamin K.Vitamin K is important for heart and bone health. It prevents calcium from being deposited in the walls of your arteries and veins.

9. Goat


Goat cheese is lower in lactose and contains proteins that may be more easily digested than those in cheeses from cow’s milk.

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