Is cheese good for you? It might be healthier than you think… | Weekend

Think of cheese — mmm, delicious cheese — and you probably think of something that’s tasty, but essentially unhealthy and high in saturated fats. Yet research is increasingly showing that cheese might not be as bad for us as we think. In fact, it may have surprising health benefits.

Not only is cheese a good source of minerals, including calcium and magnesium, it is what nutritionists call a “complete protein”, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids needed to build and repair the body’s tissues. And there’s further good news for cheese lovers. Not only does cheese’s low glycaemic index (GI) mean eating it won’t trigger the kind of blood sugar spikes that are considered a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, it also


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