10 Interesting Ways to Eat More Cheese
If your diet is high in sodium, you could very well benefit from a bit of Gouda.
31 March 2021
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In an increasingly depressing news cycle, finally we have some good news – and it’s about cheese.
A study conducted by Penn State has found that certain antioxidants in cheese could help protect your blood vessels. The benefits are specifically found in adults who have a high-sodium diet, whose blood vessels have been damaged as a result.
Billie Alba, who led the study, said: “While there’s a big push to reduce dietary sodium, for a lot of people it’s difficult. Possibly being able to incorporate more dairy products, like cheese, could be an alternative strategy to reduce cardiovascular risk and improve vessel health without necessarily reducing total sodium.”
For the moment, just a small-scale survey has been done, but it could very well lead to bigger studies on the benefits of cheese.
While no one is suggesting you gorge yourself on the good stuff at every meal, if you have a high-sodium diet it could be worthwhile thinking about how you can incorporate a bit more cheese into your meals.
Cheese can be so much more exciting than just eating a few slices in a sandwich or grated over pasta, so here are a few interesting ways to up your intake…
2. On the barbecue
We’re strong believers that barbecues are suitable all-year round, not just the summer. If you’re not convinced, your mind will surely be changed the second you try barbecued feta – wrap it in tinfoil with whatever herbs and spices you want, roast over hot coals and then you have oozy, gooey deliciousness ready to go.