The Best Cheese to Eat for Strong Bones



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Not only is cheese a good source of protein, but it’s also an excellent way to ensure we get enough calcium to keep our bones strong as we age.
But, according to Eat This, Not That!, not all cheeses are created equal – and when it comes time to nosh down on your favorite wedge of dairy goodness, there’s one particular cheese that reigns supreme for bone health.
Registered dietician Roxana Ehsani, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, told Eat This, Not That! Parmesan cheese is full of bone-healthy calcium.
“Parmesan not only contains one of the highest amounts of calcium per serving amongst all other cheeses, but it also contains phosphorus, another important bone supporting mineral,” Ehsani shared.
“Per one ounce (or 2 tablespoons), parmesan contains 34% of the recommended daily intake for calcium and 30% of the recommended dietary intake (RDI) for phosphorous. Most adults need 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day,” Ehsani told Eat This, Not That!.
“Just 2 tablespoons of parmesan per day is plenty to get over 30% of your daily value of both calcium and phosphorous,” Ehsani said. “You can easily sprinkle parmesan into a healthy eating pattern, you can add it into pasta sauce, sprinkle it on top of your pasta dish or pizza.”