Cheese contributes just 8% of the sodium in the U.S. diet, on average. If you’re concerned, try lower-salt cheeses such as Swiss, Monterey Jack, ricotta, cheddar, mozzarella and Brie. A little sodium is worth the other nutrients that come with it, from vitamin A to phosphorus to protein. Cheese is also the #2 source of calcium in the American diet, too.
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