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Published On: January 14th, 2015

Slider’s Healthy Thought Today is About Cheese!

 Did you know…

  • There are more than 2,000 varieties of cheese available worldwide, with mozzarella being the favorite around the globe and the most consumed.
  • 90% of the calories in cream cheese come from fat! It's the most fattening cheese.
  • Eaten in moderate quantities, cheese is an excellent source of protein, calcium, and phosphorus.
  • Some varieties of cheese like mozzarella, cheddar, Swiss and American, help prevent tooth decay. It promotes the flow of saliva which leads to elimination of sugar and acids from the mouth.
  • The average American eats more than 27 pounds of cheese each year!

Be sure to check back for Slider's Healthy Thought of the Day again next week presented by Olmsted County Public Health and your Rochester Honkers!