Cheeses For Your Health

While cheese can be high in saturated fat and salt, it contains many essential nutrients like calcium and protein. There are now many options on the market that offer low-fat and low-sodium versions of your favorites. We’ll help you take a closer look at whether these alternatives can be part of a healthy diet and what varieties of cheese are the healthiest.

Check out the slideshow above to discover the best and worst cheeses to buy.

Drink at least 10 to 12 glasses of water per day. Cut out all non-diet soft drinks, juice, milk, sweetened iced tea and alcohol. These drinks are empty calories you consume, since they are highly caloric and do not offer much nutritional value. If more variety is needed, diet soda, unsweetened tea and black coffee are also allowable low-calorie options.

When most people go out to eat, they expect an establishment to prepare their food in a manner that’s representative of the restaurant’s reputation and price point. If you pay $20 or $30 for a meal, you probably expect it to be prepared carefully and with quality ingredients, whereas if you pay three bucks for a meal, you may expect a few shortcuts here and there. But, at the end of the day, even if restaurants microwave nacho cheese sauce or prepare a few ingredients in advance, the meal should still be delicious (and safe) — no matter how much it costs.

But if you have any experience working in the restaurant business, you know that restaurants — as profit-generating businesses — place a great deal of effort into reducing their costs. And, some of these costreduction tactics are not exactly, well, appetizing to say the least.