Now you have more reason to eat Parmesan cheese!
Don't skip the cheese!
If you love and enjoy Italian food then chances are you would have tasted Parmigiano-Reggiano, or better known as parmesan cheese. This hard and granular cheese is salty and slightly nutty in taste. It is also mostly grated over pasta, added into soups and risottos. It can also be eaten on its own as a snack or made into cheesy thin crisps like the one found in our two-ingredient recipe list.
Its amazing taste derives from farm-fresh milk from cows that have never been fed preserved greens or animal feed. This means consumers get real parmesan cheese that is not only packed with flavour but also health benefits. We're talking about real cheese wheels here! None of that processed powdered stuff you get in fast food restaurants everywhere.
Here's why Parmesan Cheese is good for you
First of all parmesan cheese is low in fat and has a higher protein content. It is carb-free which is great for people on a ketogenic diet but also lactose-free despite being a dairy product. But on top of all that, parmesan cheese is a great source of vitamins and minerals like calcium, vitamin A, vitamins B6 and B12, phosphorus, zinc, and copper.
Its probiotic effects mean parmesan cheese is not harsh on the tummy because it can be easily digested. Furthermore, your bones will also benefit from the high calcium content which aids to prevent osteoporosis and brittle bones.
The good news is that pregnant women can also benefit from all this goodness! Since parmesan cheese is a hard cheese, it is safe for pregnant women to enjoy.
Incorporating parmesan into your diet
Of course, this doesn't mean you should have parmesan cheese with every meal! Moderation is key and parmesan should only be enjoyed as an added supplement to a well- balanced diet. You don't necessarily need to eat Italian food or pizza before adding parmesan cheese. Try topping your everyday food with some shredded parmesan cheese in replacement of salt for example, or add it in small amounts to soups and rice to give it that added sharp richness. You can also enjoy it as a snack at any time of the day provided you keep within the daily suggested serving size of 1/4 cup.
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