Just because you are on a diet whether it is a personal decision or one of those that your doctor has made for you, that doesn’t mean that you have to give up entirely on a very nutritious and universally loved food: cheese.
Known as a good source of protein, phosphorus,and calcium cheese is equally delectable when paired with fruits, crackers, salads, pasta, omelets, hamburgers and ultimately a great Pinot Noir or any wine of your preference.
If you are choosing and counting every single calorie that reaches your palate here is the list of four winners to grace your table.
Swiss. At only 55 mg of sodium per ounce is one of the lowest sodium cheeses you may encounter.
If you are watching your salt intake due to high blood pressure, kidney disease, or fluid retention this cheese will add extra flavor to your sandwiches. Not to mention that it has only 100 calories per slice and 4 grams of fat.
PARMIGIAN or PARMESAN. My favorite from this list. Parmigian has a very particular flavor that for some reason I associate it with passion and character strength. There is no middle ground with parmigian cheese.
PARMESAN cheese is very high in calcium, a good option in your fight against osteoporosis and to strengthen bones. However, it is equally high in sodium content. Not a good choice if your diet is salt restricted. If you don’t have any sodium restrictions to worry about go for it. You can always sprinkle out on your salads to boost their flavor.
Paired with a strong red wine and some grapes? Simply irresistible!
Feta cheese is traditionally made out of sheep or goat milk. Domestic feta is made out of cow milk. Both types are high in sodium however, a slice of FETA contains only about 80 calories, one of the lowest amounts among cheese selections. It also provides about 4 grams of protein per serving.
Mozzarella sticks are a fabulous way to curb your hunger between meals.
A low fat mozzarella stick is about 80 calories only. It provides 222 mg of calcium and about 7 grams of protein.
So these are basically the Four M you can rely on to keep on your calories intake within check.
Go ahead,you can say cheese now before and after your picture is taken.