14 Healthiest Cheese Varieties to Eat

A sampling of cheeses that are not only delicious, but also loaded with protein, vitamins, and minerals.

March 10, 2011
Cheese's Healthy Benefits
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"Cheese is one of the best foods you can eat for your teeth," says Matthew Messina, DDS, an American Dental Association spokesman. "It's a good source of calcium, to keep your teeth strong. Plus, eating cheese can lower the levels of bacteria in your mouth and keep your teeth clean and cavity-free," he says. Cheese is also packed with protein and fat, which keep you full. And it's versatile and convenient--making it a great snack.

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