Daily Fit 5/23/19: Healthiest Cheese You Can Eat
Health Tip Of The Day: Swap Brie for goat cheese and have a healthier wine & cheese night.
Why It’s Healthier: Cheese is a good source of vegetarian protein and eating it is a great way to up your daily calcium intake. But not all cheese varieties are created equal; some contain more fat, calories and sodium compared to others. Whether you’re eating it with crackers, freshly baked from the oven or surrounded by puff pastry, Brie cheese is hard to resist. But all that creaminess comes at a cost — with approximately 95 calories for a one-ounce serving, Brie is higher in calories compared to other cheeses. If you’re looking for a healthier soft cheese alternative, look no further than goat cheese. Goat cheese is lower in calories, with most varieties containing 75 per one-ounce serving. Goat cheese also tends to have more vitamins and minerals compared to cow’s cheese. That’s because goat’s milk is richer in essential nutrients vitamin A, B, riboflavin, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. What’s more, a one-ounce serving of goat cheese contains less than half the amount of sodium compared to the same serving size of Brie, making it a great alternative for those looking to reduce their sodium intake.
The Best Way To Enjoy It: Because of its complex flavor, you need to pay extra attention when pairing goat cheese with the appropriate wine on wine night. Try a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc. The slight acidity of this classic white wine mirrors the acidity of goat cheese, making the two a perfect match. Read on to discover other ideal wine and cheese pairings. [Swirled]
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