Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu

Cheese is a source of pleasure when eaten. It also provides energy once assimilated by your body. Athletes and anyone who needs to call on their energy resources will tell you that. Cheese is perfect when you are peckish, great if you want a snack and ideal any time you need a boost. Like all dairy products, it offers an immediate sensation of well-being and supplies you with energy. Eating cheese means staying healthy — whatever your age.

Fat content

Cheese is a milk-based product and is a healthy and natural food. Its reputation as a fatty product is exaggerated. Why? Because the fat content indicated on the packaging refers to the content when all the water is removed from the cheese, in other words the fat content of the dry extract. But what we eat is a product that contains a certain percentage of water, so the actual fat content of cheese is far lower than that marked.

Cheeses provide nourishment

Cheese packs into a small volume many of the elements that we need to build, develop and maintain our muscles, organs and bones. It is extremely high in calcium — in fact, it is one of the main sources of calcium in our diet. Cheese also contains lots of proteins. The nutritional value of cheese is rounded out by the

presence of key vitamins: A for growth, skin, eyesight, and resistance to infection; B for proper use of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins and correct transmission of nerve impulses; and D for growth and resistance to rickets.