If there’s one thing most people can agree upon, it’s that we all love cheese. Not only can it add a certain level of delicious gooeyness to plenty of sandwiches and entrée plates, but it’s also not that bad for you when eaten in proper quantities. Today, we’d like to focus on one of the most universally loved cheeses and one of our personal favorites: mozzarella. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should introduce this cheese to your diet, shall we?
One of the great things about mozzarella is that is has a bunch of water-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin B6, biotin, thiamine, niacin, and riboflavin. The body does not store water-soluble vitamins, so by consuming this cheese, you’re giving your body immediate nutritional benefits. The latter vitamins are all fantastic for optimal skin, healthy blood cells, and stellar vision. On the other hand, it’s a good source of fat soluble vitamins as well. These include vitamins A, D, and E, which work together to promote bone growth and keep cell membranes protected.
If you’re not a huge fan of drinking milk, you can always elect to get a good portion of your calcium from cheese. Much like your mom used to tell you when you were a kid, calcium is essential for maintaining strong bones and keeping tooth enamel intact. Now, calcium doesn’t do all the work on its own. It needs some help from phosphorus in order for the body to use it and, lucky for us, mozzarella cheese contains phosphorus. Some other honorable mentions include iron, potassium, sodium, and chloride.
When it comes to maintaining, or building, muscle mass, protein is essential. Not only does it give you energy, but it also helps make you feel fuller for longer. If you’re looking to diversify your protein intake, mozzarella can be a fantastic inclusion. Pair it with a handful of nuts or your choice of fruit, and you’ve got yourself a deliciously healthy snack.
The next time you want to shun cheese from your diet, think about how much it can do for you in certain quantities. Diet is all about balance after all, and mozzarella can give your body the boost it needs in certain areas. Here at Bricco Salumeria, we’re huge fans of the stuff! Come check out our offerings today.