Most people love the taste of cheese. Lots of cheese products such as cheeseburgers, cheesecake and cheese pizza are popular. In addition, cheese can be eaten alone or added to other foods. The volume of cheese consumed has also increased gradually around the world. For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the average American eats 34 pounds of cheese every year, up 43 percent from 25 years ago.
Cheese is well known for its superb health benefits. It contains a variety of nutrients including calcium, phosphorus, protein, probiotics, riboflavin, sodium, vitamins, and zinc. It also helps to form and strengthen teeth and bone, so cheese prevents osteoporosis, a bone disease that affects the elderly due to lack of calcium. Moreover, cheese lowers the risk of diabetes and certain types of cancer, plus it helps people to lose weight. A 2015 study found that cheese could make metabolism faster and lower obesity. Just be sure not to eat too much cheese since it has a lot of fat and calories.
Christine Kim Staff Reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1. How much cheese does the average American eat every year?
2. What nutrients can be found in cheese?
3. What did a 2015 study discover about cheese?
1. Do you like cheese? Why? Why not?
2. What food do you like to eat with cheese?
3. What is your favorite food? Why?