Can I eat cheese and stay alkaline?
It's tempting it's comforting it tastes good it's cheese! Especially during special occasions we get offered some rarity coming from France, Italy and other cheese-worshipping countries. But, can I eat cheese and stay alkaline?
Great news! The answer is YES, there are plenty of cheeses that will allow you to stay alkaline. We still recommend you to counter balance your cheese consumption with some highly alkaline forming food. Possibly together with cheese you can combine seedless grapes, tangerines, cantaloupe or raspberries to name a few.
Just for the record, goat cheese is also richer in vitamin K and vitamin D, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin (one of the B vitamins) and phosphorus (yes, the one fish contains and that our parents used to tell us it makes us more intelligent, it's actually true see this research
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But let's look into the low acid forming cheeses that will allow you to stay alkaline.
In general terms sheep and goat cheeses are less acid forming than its cow-milk counter parts, however, there are also some soy cheese options.
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If you do not eat diary at all goat cheese is not an option, however, soy cheese is. However, if you have your eyes on one of the many vegan mozzarella packaged options, please have a look at the ingredients and the process it is made with. Not long ago, I stumbled upon one vegan mozzarella, that actually tasted like cheese and it was actually vegan, but I literally got scared when I turned the package to see how it was made and what was in it.
Instead, if you are ok with goat cheese (in moderation) you might find it useful to know that these are some of the benefits:
Goat cheeses contain moderate levels of probiotics, the “good” bacteria that aid gastrointestinal health in the human body.
Just what do probiotics do?
- help melt postpartum belly fat
- build elderly immune systems by tackling the age-related deterioration of the immune system.
- they enhance immune system response
- reduce negative affects of taking many types of antibiotics
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In brief, kudos to the happy little goats and the good job they do with their milk.
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