Forget all your preconceived notions about cheese not being nutritious for you. It actually is! Packed full of calcium and vitamins, not to mention it’s delicious flavour, find out why you should start enjoying Canadian cheese.
To many it’s a comfort food, a guilty pleasure or, plain and simple, it adds a little something to boring dinner dishes. Take a look at the top 10 reasons you should be enjoying Canadian cheeses.
Great for teeth
Want to impress your dentist on your next visit? Eat some cheese. With its high calcium content, cheese promotes strong teeth. And while it shouldn’t prevent you from brushing and flossing your pearly whites twice a day, cheese has been shown to help reduce plaque and stimulate saliva, which helps to keep the mouth clean.
Spices up a meal
Next time your kids (or maybe even you) complain about a boring dinner meal, think about adding Canadian cheese to your plate. Whether it’s grated, tossed into a salad or melted onto some vegetables, cheese will turn your meal from blah to yum in no time!
Free from preservatives
Lead registered dietitian at Retrofit Weight Loss Amy Margulies says Canadian cheese is in a class of its own because of the purity of its ingredients. Made from pure cows’ milk, it uses no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Supports local farmers
By purchasing local Canadian cheeses, you are not only getting a tasty treat, but also helping to support local families and communities, a cleaner environment and helping to preserve local farmland.
Helps during pregnancy
For expectant mothers, calcium-rich foods are key to a nutritious diet for both mother and baby. Cheese is great for stimulating contractions when it’s time for the baby to come, and it aids in creating proper milk production to feed the baby once it’s born.
Great for bones
Help fight osteoporosis — a disease caused by a calcium deficiency — by enjoying cheese in your diet. Adding protein, calcium, vitamins and minerals — all found abundantly in cheese — to your daily meals helps to increase bone density.
Easy to prepare
Whether you cut up some Canadian cheddar into cubes or melt it for a fondue, it doesn’t take much time and effort to prepare cheese. Grab some crackers and pop in your favourite movie, and you’re set for the perfect evening in.
Goes well with wine
What better way to relax after a long day at the office than popping open your favourite bottle of wine and enjoying it with your favourite Canadian cheese?
Packed with vitamins
Cheese is packed with vitamin A (the eye vitamin), vitamin B12 (essential for metabolic function) and vitamin D.
It’s just plain delicious
No matter which way you serve it, cheese is delicious. And with so many varieties to choose from, there is something to please even the toughest of food critics out there.