Cheese and health
Cheese is one of the best dietary and nutritious products. Its nutritious value is caused by the high concentration of proteins and fats, as well as irreplaceable amino acids, vitamins A and B, calcium and phosphorus salts – all is vital for a healthy growth of a human body. Depending on a sort, cheese contains 15-27% of proteins and 20-32% of fats. Energy value of 100 grams of cheese is 350-400 calories, which makes this product of the most nutrient in a human diet.
Cheese contains more proteins than meat. The cheese proteins contain a wide range of amino acids necessary for development of healthy cells. The natural cheese protein is made of 20 amino acids, eight of which can not be synthesized by the human body. For instance, such critical amino acids as tryptophan, lysine and metionyn can be obtained only with food, and the cheese is the only source of these substances. Moreover, cheese can enrich amino acid content of proteins in other food products. In addition, cheese proteins are digested faster and better than milk proteins, as they get fermented while cheese production. Scientists proved that the human body digests the cheese protein by 98,5%. 70 grams of some sorts of cheese contain the same level of proteins as 100 grams of oil, 100 grams of fish or 2 eggs.
Nutritious value of cheese is also caused by a high content of fats. Fat is the main energy material in our body, it supports complex process of vital functions and metabolism. Milk fat contains phosphatides (mainly lecithin), which play an important role in the digestion process and correct metabolism of fats in the human organism. Milk fat has a relatively low melting temperature, and therefore it is digested by the body fast and easy.
Also, cheese contains all vitamins which are so vital for the human body growth. Cheese is the source of vitamins À, Â2, Â12, D, as well as calcium, phosphorus and zinc. Cheese contains more calcium than any other dairy product (6-8 times more than whole mill), that’s why it is very valuable for bones’ strength. 100 grams of cheese is more than enough to cover 1/3 of a daily demand of our body in phosphorus.
Daily consumption of 100-150 g of cheese satisfies our organism need in nutritious organic substances which provide healthy growth and development of a human body.