Cheese has received praise for being a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and protein. It’s also effective in oral pH balancing. Recent research suggests that compared to other dairy products, cheese may assist with protecting the teeth against cavities, potentially due to the increased production of saliva flow caused by chewing and the compounds found in cheese.
What else is great about cheese? You’ll find probiotics in a few varieties, which help with overall body health. Diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, lactose intolerance, peptic ulcers, and hypercholesterolemia may respond well to probiotics. New evidence suggests that these microorganisms may also boost brain function.
If all of this sounds great, you may be wondering which type of cheese you should be consuming. If you choose to include cheese in your diet, perhaps the only question remaining is which cheese to choose.
Similar to yogurt, not all types of cheese are packed with probiotics. Cheddar and Gouda, for example, are good choices that pack probiotics even if the cheese is aged. Pasteurization may kill the probiotics so you may need to look for cheese that has had probiotics added to it following the pasteurization if you are unwilling to consume raw cheese.
This update is by Assure a Smile, the longest-tenured holistic dental practice in Miami. Our top priority is to provide patients with all-encompassing oral health care that safely improves oral health and wellness. By helping patients look and feel their best through a holistic dentistry approach, we strive to empower patients to make informed lifestyle choices that result in strong teeth, healthy gums, beautiful smiles, and optimum vitality. For more information on holistic dental care or to schedule an appointment with a holistic dentist, please visit https://www.assureasmile.com or call 305-274-0047.