Can I Eat Cheese And Still Be Healthy?

Cheese can be notoriously high in fat, but that doesn't mean it's always bad for you.


Q: Can I eat cheese and still be fit? Please say yes. —Hal D., Montpelier, VT

Cheese can be part of a healthy lifestyle when it’s unprocessed and eaten in moderation. In fact, cheese has lots of nutrients, like bone-building calcium and protein—Swiss, cheddar, and mozzarella have 7 to 8 grams per ounce, which can help pack on muscle. Hard cheeses can also help lower blood pressure—especially Grana Padano, a new study has found.

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