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Blue Cheese: Texture and Benefits



Cheese is the very first ingredient that comes to our mind when we think of our favourite foods like pizzas, pastas and burgers. There are numerous types of cheese which differ in flavours and textures.

Blue cheese, which is a blue-green coloured mold cheese, is one of the most commonly available cheeses in the market. The blue molds present in this cheese are due to the presence of bacteria. When this bacteria starts aging, it imparts blue colour to the cheese. Blue cheese is widely known for its health benefits, such as: The intake of blue cheese reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and helps in lowering cholesterol levels. It relieves one from joint inflammation, arthritis pain. Blue cheese is a rich source of calcium and phosphorus. This helps in preventing Osteoporosis, tooth decay, plaque and other bone diseases like rickets etc. It is also a great source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin D, potassium, sodium, zinc and has anti-inflammatory properties. It boosts the immune system and also helps in fighting inflammatory problems. Blue cheese is said to be largely helpful in enhancing memory and fighting memory problems. It also acts as a substitute for milk as it contains milk protein and is useful for those suffering from lactose intolerance. Blue cheese has also got the anti-cellulite property which prevents fats from accumulating in the form of cellulitis. Therefore, due to its amazing health benefits, we must add blue cheese to our diet at the earliest.

By: Anuja Arora

Content: http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-health-benefits-of-blue-cheese/#gref

 


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