Did you know that 10 litres of milk is needed to make 1kg of cheese? This means that all the nutrients found in milk are in a concentrated form in cheese – and milk contains 10 essential nutrients that are beneficial for your health.

Importantly, cheese contains a substantial amount of protein that promotes muscle growth, recovery and repair. In fact, the Cheddar cheese in your fridge contains all eight essential amino acids that you need for growth and muscle repair. Your body cannot make essential amino acids, which means you need to get it through food.

Added to this, the protein in cheese is more readily digested than the protein in milk, as some proteins in cheese are already broken down during the ripening process.

What’s more, cheese can add variety, texture and flavour to your diet. Add it to pastas, vegetables and salads and rediscover the goodness that cheese has to offer.

Here’s what the nutrients in cheese do for you:

Protein



    • Growth & development

    • Repairs body tissue

    • Maintains your muscles



Vitamin B6



    • Healthy red blood cell & brain hormone production



Vitamin A



    • Healthy eyesight

    • Improved immunity

    • Helps children grow



Omega 3 & 6



    • Normal growth & development



Calcium



    • Keeps bones & teeth strong

    • Normal muscle & nerve functioning



Vitamin B1



    • Healthy functioning of heart, brain & nervous system

    • Improve energy metabolism



Magnesium



    • Strengthen bone structure & energy transfer in the body



Vitamin B12



    • Keeps your blood and nervous system healthy



Vitamin B2



    • Keeps your skin healthy & repairs tissue

    • Helps release energy from food



Zinc



    •  Helps in wound healing

    •  Involved in brain development



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