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‘Tis the Season for Cheese!

‘Tis the Season for Cheese!

The staff at Dairy West loves cheese – it’s a great way to fuel up while keeping pace with the holiday hustle and bustle. Here are our top three reasons we love cheese and you should too!

1.      Cheese is a powerful nutrient package.  One serving of cheese provides many of the nutrients your body needs such as calcium and phosphorus for strong bones, protein for building muscle tissue, vitamin B12 for a healthy nervous system and niacin which helps our body use energy from the foods we eat!

2.      Cheese partners well with other foods to create a well-balanced and quick meal.  Craving pizza? Try this Pepperoni & Cheese Flatbread with 13 grams of protein. It only takes 15 minutes and a healthy dinner is ready!

3.      Cheese is a great option for those that live with lactose intolerance.  Natural cheeses like cheddar, colby jack, mozzarella, Swiss and parmesan are good choices because they contain minimal lactose, making them easy to digest.

Have you ever wondered how long cheese lasts in your fridge?  Check out this Ask the Dietitian video and find out the shelf life of your favorite cheese.

Stock up on all your favorite cheeses this holiday season and be sure you submit your nutrition questions at:  www.idahodairy.com

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