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How to increase protein and calcium in your diet

The amount of nutrients in cheese may vary depending on the composition of the milk used and how the cheese is made, but the major nutrients found in cheese include: - Protein - Calcium - Zinc - Phosphorus - Vitamin A - Vitamin B12 - Riboflavin :: 🔸Although cheese is made from milk, it has a very low lactose content due to the majority of lactose being removed with the whey during processing. Some cheeses, such as Parmesan, have zero lactose and cheeses such as Swiss and Cheddar have only 0.04g of lactose per 40g and are well tolerated by those with lactose intolerance. :: 🔸Contrary to belief, cheese can be enjoyed in a well-balanced diet without concern for cholesterol :: 🔸One serve of firm cheese is 40g and 1/2 cup of ricotta (120g) and the dietary guidelines recommend 2-4 serves of dairy per day of which more than 50% should be a reduced fat variety :: 🔸Overall, cheese can be a nutritious addition to a healthy balanced diet ⚖️

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Bec Tippett
Accredited Practising Dietitian

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