Brynza is considered a traditional dish of Moldavian, Bulgarian, Greek, Romanian, Balkan cuisines. The product is presented to hot dishes, side dishes, vegetable salads and even served with sweets for dessert.
The salty snack has won a huge army of fans around the world, including among people who carefully monitor their health and figure.
The article reveals the benefits and harms of feta cheese for the body and answers the question of whether it is possible to include white cheese in your diet during a diet.
Brynza cheese: composition
The product is prepared using special technology. Rennet is introduced into pasteurized milk, after which the mass is sent to the pressed table, and then it ripens in brine for three to four days.
The finished product is obtained in a pure white or slightly beige color. As a valuable source of animal protein, white cheese improves digestive processes and contributes to the natural process of weight loss.
Brynza is endowed with a rich composition of trace elements and beneficial bacteria:
- vitamins of group A, B, C, D;
- minerals: calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium;
- organic acids;
In supermarkets there is a large selection of different types of cheese for every taste, both from local farmers and from foreign producers, differing in composition and salinity.
Natural food lovers can make milk cheese at home. The brine product is consumed in its raw form, preserving all the beneficial substances for the body.
Brynza: calories per 100 grams
The calorie content of the average 100 gram piece is not more than 240 kcal. The energy value of an ingredient, first of all, depends on the composition of the product.
Table No. 1 Nutritional value of various varieties (per 100 g)
|Name||Average calorie content (kcal)|
|From sheep’s milk||290|
|From goat milk||243|
|From cow's milk||186|
The most dietary is considered a product of cow's milk - 180-200 kcal. This option fits perfectly into any diet food. The fattest is sheep’s cheese.
The ratio of the BJU is as follows:
- proteins - 6-18%;
- fats - 22-24%;
- carbohydrates - 0%.
On the shelves, you can also purchase a non-fat version of the brine treat.
Is cheese with weight loss possible?
The high content of fats and salt does not allow attributing this type of cheese to an absolutely dietary product. However, if you use cheese correctly and in limited quantities, it is able to qualitatively diversify the diet of a losing weight person. Daily, no more than 25 g is allowed. The best time to consume is the first half of the day.
Especially useful is the addition of brine cubes to salads, soups, sandwiches during protein days and during the “drying” period. For those who are actively involved in sports, it is better to choose a product based on sheep or goat milk.
Their active components contribute to the growth of tissues and cells, improve muscle elasticity. For moderate or low activity, nutritionists recommend including a low-fat version of the raw material.
If there are restrictions on salt and salted components, feta cheese should be excluded from the diet.
Brynza: benefit and harm
A dairy product has a lot of useful qualities:
- establishes the work of the gastrointestinal tract;
- normalizes metabolic processes;
- removes harmful toxins and substances from the intestine;
- has a positive effect on reproductive function;
- improves the condition of hair and skin integument, teeth;
- helps strengthen bones, prevents the development of rickets, osteoporosis, arthrosis.
Raw materials are recommended to be included in the diet of pregnant women and children, starting from 2.5 years.
Despite the large number of positive properties, not everyone can use cheese. So, with lactose intolerance, the product can cause serious harm.
It is necessary to refuse cheese, to people in the presence of certain diseases:
- chronic kidney problems;
- diseases of the liver, gall bladder;
- with disorders of the central nervous system.
Even without medical indications, fatty varieties with a high salt content should not be abused.
A wholesome snack can be easily combined with porridge for breakfast, eat with rye or bran bread as a snack, or eat for a snack as part of a light salad.
The correct approach to the product allows you to get the necessary trace elements and at the same time not cause any harm to the figure.