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The Biggest Myths About Cheese

It’s all a big cheesy affair!

For all cheese lovers out there, don’t believe everything you hear! Cheese is probably one of those foods that are versatile and loved by everyone across all age groups. We mean, cheese makes everything better and you can never go wrong with cheese. Even if you are having a rough day in the kitchen, just adding a generous amount of cheese to a dish would elevate it to  level. There are many myths surrounding cheese that have seeped into the beliefs of people for many years. We are here to bust some of these myths and reiterate to you why cheese is the absolute best! Here are a few myths about cheese that are not true whatsoever.

Cheese Is High In Salt And Bad For Your Health

One of the myths surrounding cheese is that it has a high quantity of salt and therefore might not be very good for your health. It is suggested by most health professionals that on an average, a person should consume about 6 grams of salt per day. While cheese definitely has a good amount of salt content in it, it is not necessarily bad for your health if you intake it in moderation. Moreover, there are various types of cheese that are low in salt content like cream cheese, mozzarella and cottage. So, in case you are feeling a little iffy about the salt content if cheese, you can always opt for these.

You Cannot Have Cheese If You Are Lactose Intolerant

Lactose intolerance is a condition where consuming dairy products might make your stomach act up. As cheese is a dairy product, it is believed that people with lactose intolerance should stay away from anything cheesy. However, you can still have cheese even if you are lactose intolerant. This is because the process of making cheese involves adding lactic acid bacteria into milk that turns the lactose into lactic acid. So, when the cheese is fresh, ninety percent of the lactose content has been turned away and after a month or two, no lactose content is present in cheese.

Eating Cheese In The Evening Will Give You Nightmares

Cheese has nothing to do with you having nightmares. In fact, cheese is good for your sleep. It has tryptophan, a kind of amino acid that is known to reduce stress and induce a good and peaceful sleep.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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