Is cheese healthy?

Is cheese healthy?

Health benefits of Cheddar

Cheese, a staple in many of our diets, is often given a bad reputation for being high in fat and calories. However, cheese is a great source of nutrients and can be a healthy addition to our diets. In this post, we will focus on the benefits of cheddar, a specific type of cheese that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates.

First, let's talk about the nutritional value of cheddar. Cheddar is a good source of calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth. It also contains vitamin A, vitamin B12, and phosphorus. One ounce of cheddar cheese contains about 114 calories, 7 grams of protein, and 9 grams of fat.

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Cheddar is also a good source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a type of fatty acid that has been found to have anti-cancer properties. Studies have shown that consuming dairy products high in CLA, such as cheddar, may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer (1, 2).

Cheddar is also a good option for those following a low-carb or ketogenic diet. As it's high in protein and fat, and low in carbohydrates, it's a great snack option that can help keep you feeling full and satisfied. Studies have shown that a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet can be effective for weight loss (3, 4).

In addition to its nutritional value, cheddar also has a number of other health benefits. For example, consuming cheddar cheese can help to neutralize the acidity in the mouth, which can help to prevent tooth decay. Cheddar is also a good source of casein, a type of protein that can help to build and repair muscle.

Protein is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in our overall health and well-being. It's needed for the growth, repair, and maintenance of our muscles, bones, and other tissues. Consuming enough protein can also help to keep us feeling full and satisfied, which can be beneficial for weight management.

This is where our snack, Pure Cheese Crisps, comes in. It's a high-protein snack option made entirely from cheddar. Each serving of Pure Cheese Crisps contains a significant amount of protein, making it a great option for those following a high-protein diet or looking for a satisfying, guilt-free snack.

In addition to its high protein content, Pure Cheese Crisps also have a unique crunchy texture that make them versatile for various uses like croutons in salads, bases for canapés, pairing with drinks, and with a dip or spread. Their crunchiness is a great way to add some texture, flavor and protein to your dishes, making it a great addition to any meal or snack. It's also keto-friendly, gluten-free, and with no added sugar, so it's an excellent option for people with dietary restrictions.

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In conclusion, cheddar cheese is a great source of nutrients and can be a healthy addition to our diets when consumed in moderation. It's low in carbohydrates and high in protein and fat, making it a great option for people following a low-carb or ketogenic diet. Its also contain anti-cancer properties, helping neutralize acidity in the mouth and support muscle building. Pure Cheese Crisps is a great snack option for those looking for a high-protein, low-carb, and versatile snack that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, making snacking guilt-free and easy.


1. Keto Cheddar and Zucchini Fritters

  • 2 cups of grated zucchini
  • 1/2 cup of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

In a large mixing bowl, combine grated zucchini, almond flour, cheddar cheese, eggs, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Use a spoon to drop the mixture into the pan in small fritter shapes. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain the fritters on paper towels.

Serves 4, with each portion having 5.5 grams of carbs, 8.5 grams of protein and 17.5 grams of fat.

2. Keto Cheddar and Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of crushed pork rinds
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, jalapeno peppers, and salt and pepper. Cut a pocket into the side of each chicken breast and stuff with the cheese mixture. Dip the chicken in the beaten eggs and then roll in the crushed pork rinds. Place the chicken on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.

Serves 4, with each portion having 2.5 grams of carbs, 25 grams of protein and 20 grams of fat.

3. Keto Cheddar and Bacon Omelette

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of butter

In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, and salt and pepper. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cook until set. Fold the omelette in half and cook for an additional minute.

Serves 2, with each portion having 2 grams of carbs, 26 grams of protein and 37 grams of fat.


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