Cheese – the ultimate indulgence. Cheese is a tasty, savoury add-on to numerous dishes but is a product countless people evade when following a healthy diet. Good news – not all cheese is evil for you! In fact, Olympus Cheese stocks one of the healthiest cheeses out there: fetta! Fetta has a delightfully crumbly texture and makes a delicious and distinctive ingredient. Next time you sprinkle Olympus Cheese fetta in your salad or on top of your avocado on toast, keep the below benefits in mind!
Fetta protects against Cancer
As a rich source of calcium, fetta cheese helps defend the body against several kinds of cancer. As well as the source of calcium, alpha-lactalbumin can also be found in fetta cheese. When alpha –lactalbumim, calcium and zinc ions bind, this has been suggested to have antibacterial and anti-tumour properties.
Supports bone health
We all know that calcium is good for your bones and teeth, and calcium is often found in dairy. Dairy products like fetta increases peak bone mass, reducing the risk of osteoporosis and other conditions involving the loss of bone mass. Calcium also supports the health of your heart, nerves, muscles, promotes red blood cell production and supports brain function.
Boosts immune system
Another protein found in feta cheese nutrition is histidine. Histidine is combined with vitamin B6 and is a part of the anti-inflammatory process important for helping your immune system to combat disease. Eating foods like fetta cheese can ensure a healthy immune system ready to fight diseases.
Helps you maintain a healthy gut
Fetta Cheese is full of probiotics which provides the bacteria that line your stomach. Having this in your diet also helps you to fight off more infections, bacteria, yeast, fungi, parasites and diseases. Maintaining a healthy gut can also help you avoid many digestive problems.
B2 is the best
A good source of vitamin B2, fetta cheese serves as a natural remedy for headaches, migraines and studies show that people with high vitamin B2 diets are at a lower risk of degenerative eye disease.
Fetta Cheese is filled with micronutrients, most importantly, Vitamin B12, which the body uses for many different functions. One of these is keeping its metabolic system healthy, helping us to process food and utilise the energy from the food we eat.
Contains beneficial fatty acids
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a fatty acid found in animal products. It has been shown to help improve body composition, decreasing fat mass and increasing lean body mass. CLA may also help prevent diabetes and has shown anti-cancer effects. Eating Fetta Cheese will contribute to your intake of CLA and provide you with all of the benefits it offers.
To enjoy all of these benefits and more, check out Olympus Cheese’s great range of Fetta Cheese today!
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