Is Eating Cheese Everyday Bad For You?

Mozzarella, Provolone, Gouda—just saying their names can make the mouth begin to water.  Undeniably, few things in this world are both as tasty and satisfying as cheese.

Cheese is one of those foods that consistantly proves a little can  go a long way.  By simply grating a little bit on top of your main dish, you have a new world of flavor to enjoy.

However, it does bring to mind the question—can eating cheese every day be bad for you?

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To answer that question at hand, one needs to know it all comes down to three factors:

  • The type of cheese
  • How much you are partaking of it daily
  • Your current health condition(s)

Dietitians agree that cheese is a perfect source when wanting to take in more protein.  It is high in protein and full of vitamins and minerals.  Cheese can be, and should be, should be considered as part of a well-balanced diet.

With that said, there are valid reasons not to consume cheese, along with a few drawbacks.  For example, if you are an individual diagnosed as lactose intolerant, you would be better served not to consume a large amount of cheese—especially the brands that are higher in lactose.


If you are diagnosed and live with any type of heart disease, you can occasionally partake of cheese, just being mindful of how it is made.  Park-skim cheese and those brands offering lower sodium and fat content are better options.

One of the most popular and well liked types of cheese is that of the cheddar variety.  Cheddar provides, in addition to protein, can give some of the more essential vitamins our body needs on a daily basis, including vitamins A, K, D, and B12, as well as the mineral of zinc.