Cheese is a food that is made from the pressed curds of milk. It is made into a wide variety of flavors, textures, and forms. If you are watching your sodium intake, be mindful not to eat too much cheese as it can contain a lot of it.
- Store cheese in the refrigerator.
- Be sure to check the "best by" date before purchasing to make sure it is fresh.
- Sprinkle cheese on top of an omlet or black bean chili, or make quesadillas for a quick snack.
- Spread cream cheese on a piece of whole wheat toast for breakfast.
- Snack on string cheese with a piece of fruit.
Why It's Great
- Calcium is good for bone health. Combine high calcium foods with with foods that contain Vitamin D for better absorption.
Potassium, a type of electrolyte, helps build muscle and keeps your heart healthy.
Vitamin D is essential for strong bones. Our body also absorbs Vitamin D from the sun.
- Proteins are building blocks for our bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. They provide a variety of nutrients that are essential for health and maintenance of your body.