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5 Health Benefits of Goat Cheese That May Surprise You
Even though our healthy eating blog mainly focuses on plant-based foods, I couldn’t help but recognize the science-backed evidence that organic goat’s milk is some of nature’s best medicine!
At Mu Mu Muesli, we do occasionally discuss the health benefits of ethically-sourced animal products like eggs and cheese. And today, goat cheese is the “guest of honor.”
Another name for goat cheese is chevre.
If this is your first time visiting our blog, I encourage you to poke around for plenty of healthy food blog posts!
These include posts with titles ranging anywhere from:
- Muesli vs Oatmeal
- What to Eat for a Healthier, Happier Brain
- 2019’s Best Round-Up of Easy Vegan Recipes for Beginners.
But I’m veering off topic here. Let’s jump right into the health benefits of goat cheese, because it’s quite a respectable list.
Without further ado, here are the 5 best health benefits of goat cheese…
1. First of all, goat cheese has a lot of healthy fats.
Many of them are a type of fat called medium-chained fatty acids. Translation: your mind and body craves medium-chain fatty acids! These types of fats make you feel full longer. In fact, studies suggest that regular consumption may also help you lose weight!
Furthermore, these healthy fats keep your brain sharp and may reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s.
2. Another one of the most interesting health benefits of goat cheese is that it contains capric acid.
Capric acid is one of the many types of medium-chain fatty acids that makes goat cheese so popular among foodies.
So, here’s where it gets really intriguing: capric acid may be a potent elixir for acne. This is because it naturally reduces inflammation and also possesses antibacterial properties. Together, these two benefits work together to reduce acne and help prevent new breakouts from happening.
3. One obvious benefit is that humans have a much easier time digesting goat cheese than dairy-based cheeses.
And, considering the fact that roughly 70% of all people have difficulty digesting dairy-based cheese, this is quite an important fact!
(This is because their bodies react negatively to lactose, an ingredient found in cheese from cows.) Some of the many unpleasant symptoms of lactose intolerance include painful bloating and diarrhea.
4. Another compelling reason to eat goat cheese is because it is a probiotic-rich food.
Probiotics are a type of bacteria that naturally live in your gut. In fact, your body needs this healthy type of bacteria to stay healthy! Eating foods containing probiotics, like goat cheese, can help improve your overall health. Most notably, they may improve your immune system and ease symptoms of IBS.
5. Finally, let’s not forget how delightfully versatile this type of cheese is!
To be blunt, goat cheese is just “one of those” ingredients that chefs get gah-gah over! That’s because they have a lot of creative license when it comes to chevre. Options include applying a delicate layer of herbs and ashes to the cheese. Alternatively, many people like to wrap the cheese in grape leaves.
Personally, I like to make a simple recipe of goat cheese + grapes + figs. Just add a few dashes of vanilla extract and fresh, chopped mint leaves. You can see it in the picture below!
If you want to get a little creative, then try conquering this recipe for Walnut Crusted Goat Cheese with Rosemary Honey.
To Goat Cheese And, Well, Beyond!
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