No longer do you have to choose between eating healthy and cheese—you can do both!! As Hannah Montana once said, it’s the best of both worlds. But how exactly does cheese fit in, and to which diet exactly?
If you aren’t familiar with the Keto diet, it’s a low carb, high fat diet ideal for weight loss—the emphasis on fats forces the body to be incredibly efficient at burning fats for energy instead of carbs. It also creates ketones in the liver which passes on to the brain, replacing glucose as an energy source. Supporters of this diet say it helps prevent certain types of neurodegenerative diseases characterized by the deterioration of glucose energy in the brain. But why is cheese considered useful to the keto diet? Cheeses such as gouda, cheddar, blue, and goat cheese tend to be high in fat, medium in protein, and low in carbs. An ounce of Beehive cheddars contains 8 grams of fat, 6.25 grams of protein, and 0 grams of carbs—perfect for use in keto.
Cheddar is also versatile for cooking, which makes it invaluable for dieting. It has a low melting point, a balance of acid and creaminess, and is all around just plain delicious. If you’ve been a fan of Beehive for a while, you know just how many recipes we’ve come up with over the years that use cheese, including desserts. In honor of our recent keto discovery, we’ve even created a keto specific recipe, which you can find in our recipes section.
Happy healthy eating, Beehive family!