Cheese is a nutrient-intensive food…a prime source of high quality protein, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin A, riboflavin (B2 and B12). It’s also power-packed with energy, giving you a great “picker upper” whenever you need it. Cheese is made with vegetable-based starter culture, has absolutely no trans fats, and is gluten-free.
High in Calcium
Just one ounce of Cheddar provides between 200 to 300 mg of calcium – or about 20 to 30% of an adult’s daily requirement. Health professionals agree that 9 out of 10 women are not getting enough calcium. As women mature past the age of 50, the requirements jump from about 1000 mg to 1500 mg. Calcium is vital because it can prevent the breakdown of bone during the aging process.
Source: National Dairy Council®
Low in Lactose
Adams Reserve, like all hard, naturally-aged Cheddars, Parmesan and Swiss, is naturally low in lactose – generally only 0.4 to 1 gram per ounce – making it easily digestible, except for the most severe lactose-intolerant people. Cheese provides essential nutrients such as calcium that lactose intolerant people often don’t get enough of. Most lactose (the natural sugar in milk) is removed from cheese during the manufacturing process.
Source: American Dairy Association
Cheddar Tops Yogurt
In recent tests, mature, naturally-aged cheddars like ours were found to equal or surpass yogurt as a delivery system of probiotic microorganisms that promote healthy gastrointestinal functioning. Other studies show most children fall far short of their daily requirements for calcium. Only 1 oz. of cheddar cheese provides 300 mg or approximately 30% needed as compared to 8 oz. of yogurt to provide the same.
Source: Journal of Dairy Science Vol. 82, No. 7, 1999
Fights Tooth Decay
Numerous tests have shown that cheddar cheese helps fight tooth decay in two important ways: 1) as a nutrient, it promotes remineralizing (or hardening) of tooth enamel; and 2) when eating, it helps “wash” away harmful acids in the mouth that cause tooth decay. So if you can’t brush right away after eating – just snack on a little piece of cheddar.
Source: The Journal of Contemporary
Dental Practice, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2000
If you find yourself on the go and you need a convenient “instant” source of nutrition and energy, grab some Adams Reserve Cheddar. Cheddar cheese is also an easy-to-eat food that’s power-packed in small amounts, for those who can only manage small meals. Our Gold Medal Cheddar helps people of all ages eat better!