Are you sticking to your New Year's resolutions of cutting back, eating heathy, exercising more or focusing on general wellness? Well, friends, you're in luck for some cheesy good news... According to a January 2023 article in the Washington Post, cheese may be healthier than previously reported.
We're glad the science has come around to support our opinion that cheese is a healthy indulgence, not that we needed an excuse! - Jack
Stephanie Clarke, writes, "Cheese is rich and creamy, and it’s irresistible on a cracker, paired with a selection of fresh fruit or sprinkled over a bowl of chili. Americans really do love it. The per capita consumption is 40 pounds a year, or a little over 1.5 ounces a day."
Clarke continues in the article by explaining that although cheese is high in calories, some with 100+ calories or more per ounce, the saturated fat/mineral content in cheese can actually help with the body's breakdown of cholesterol.
The article also discusses common stereotypes of cheese relating to weight gain, diabetes and lactose intolerance.
Now, don't get us wrong, we are not saying cheese should make up the main part of your meal/diet. Just that the occasional cheeseboard and indulgence shouldn't make you feel quite as guilty. The article shares some good tips on quantities for those looking to portion out the next cheesy snack.