Sunday, March 14, 2010

Say "Cheese"

Give me cheese and grapes and you have one happy camper. But how healthy is cheese?

True, cheese provides calcium, protein and some vitamins. It may also help to prevent cavities. But use it sparingly--as a flavor enhancer. Select soft goat cheese, feta or mozzarella cheese over higher caloric and fattier cheddar or Swiss.

Reduced-fat, low-fat, and non-fat cheeses have gotten tastier. Just watch the sodium.

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