Ah, cheese. There are so many varieties of cheese, each with its own unique flavour (and smell) that can be served up in a variety of ways. And while we are huge fans of everything from a humble cheddar to a mouldy blue, there are some that are better for you than others. But where to start?
Dietitian and nutritionist Lyndi Cohen from The Nude Nutritionist shares which cheeses we should be eating to keep us on track.
Low-fat or full-fat?
“Whilst traditional advice encouraged fat-free cheese as the healthiest option, new research suggests the fat found in dairy is not as bad for your health as we once thought,” says Lyndi.
“The benefit in picking full fat dairy is that it is richer in flavour and tastier meaning you feel more satisfied after eating less,” she explains. This way, you’re likely to end up consuming less calories overall.
Fat free products also go through more processing than full-fat options resulting in a less wholesome option. However, “whilst there are benefits to eating full fat dairy, low-fat options also tend to have slightly higher protein and calcium content,” says Lyndi.
“Ideally, pick a mix of full fat and reduced fat dairy options – leaving the skim options behind”.
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