There are instances when we tell the waiter “Extra cheese, please” or “Extra maska maarke”. These are the few of those sentences which are totally based on our taste preferences. But have we, ever, really thought about what are the benefits of cheese and butter? Which is better between them?
Although the perfect place and time of the origin of cheese is still unknown, it is still believed that cheese may have originated in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, or the Sahara. One possible explanation for the discovery of cheese comes practice of salting curdled milk, maybe for preserving it. Butter was originated around 10,000 years back. Some of the earliest evidence of butter consumption come from Roman and Arabic sources.
Cheese contains great amounts of protein, vitamin, zinc, sodium, phosphorus, and riboflavin. The right amount of cheese ensures healthy teeth and bones. It prevents ageing and deterioration of bone tissues. All dairy based products contain protein and calcium which are a source of nutrition for bone health. And more calcium means healthier teeth. Calcium prevents acid erosion of teeth caused by tea, coffee, wine, etc. Some cheese also contains CLA, an anti-oxidant required by athletes which cause fat-loss by converting fat into energy. As cheese is an excellent source of minerals it also prevents heart diseases.
But mindlessly nibbling on cheese every day might add to your problems. Eating excessive cheese cause allergies and digestive problems.It causes many health problems like obesity and heart diseases if consumed excessively.
Today, there are many companies which produce cheese like Amul, Chitale, Gowardhan, etc. One may also see a variety of cheeses available today like cheese spreads, mayonnaise, mozzarella, sliced cheese, etc.
Butter is rich in fat-soluble vitamin. It also contains lots of healthy saturated fats which increases fat burning. Also, butter is linked to lower risk of obesity as it gives us calcium without the bad fats and calories. It contains lauric acid which helps to fight fungal infections. The dairy-based product is also necessary for maintaining thyroid health.
As it is said, with advantages also comes disadvantage. Excessive consumption of butter can lead to increase in the levels of “bad” cholesterol which increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. There is a greater risk of heart diseases.
The butter producing companies like Amul, Nutralite, etc also have come up with butter of various flavours.
So, stop drenching your food with butter and cheese. At the end of the day, cheese and butter are products which are extremely nutritious if consumed in moderation. Enjoy the day and reap the benefits.