Pass the Cheese Please!
The calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D in cheese build up bone and teeth.
Eating dairy products especially cheese might help prevent dental cavities! Casein and whey protein in cheese can help strengthen enamel.
When the PH in the mouth drops below 5.5, it puts a person at risk of developing a cavity due to the acidic environment in the mouth. Eating cheese raises the PH above 5.5. Cheese increases the calcium level in the mouth and the calcium adheres to the teeth protecting them from the acids that cause decay.
You should consume at least 5g of cheese daily to get the full benefits of tooth protection.
Cheeses with a bacterial element like brie, camembert and blue cheese have probiotic benefits as well.
The champion of all cheeses is Cheddar!
If eating cheese soothes your soul, check out these recipes which will make you smile!
Baked Goat Cheese
- Goat cheese log
- Olive oil
- 1 small carton of cherry tomatoes (sliced)
- Basil pesto
- Balsamic glaze
- French bread or seed crackers
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- In a small casserole dish, add approximately 1/4 inch of olive oil.
- Place goat cheese in the pan and cover with pesto, then cherry tomatoes.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes, remove from the oven and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
- Serve with French bread or your favorite healthy crackers.
Goat cheese contains more protein and calcium than cow’s milk cheese and has less fat and calories per serving. The high amount of calcium in goat cheese means even more protection for your teeth.
Makes 12 puffs and is gluten free.
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- 2/3 cup of milk
- 1 ½ cups of tapioca flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
- Preheat your oven to 180°C.
- Grease your mini muffin pan.
- In a blender, combine oil, milk, egg salt and cheese.
- Once combined, add tapioca flour, ½ cup at a time until well incorporated.
- Mix on high and scrape sides of the blender.
- Pour batter into the greased muffin pan, leaving a 1/8 inch space at the top.
- Bake in the oven for 15-18 mins until golden brown.
Serve with a garden salad.
- Batter can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge for up to a week.