Start your day with a super cheese!

Filed on October 30, 2020 | Last updated on November 1, 2020 at 04.53 pm

Here are the top five reasons why mozzarella cheese is an important ingredient in some of the world's healthiest diets, and why you should include it in your diet, starting today.

Soft, moist, bouncy and delicious, mozzarella cheese is a versatile dairy product that is easy on the palate, and no matter how you choose to prepare it - whether it's cooked into a sweet, spicy or savoury dish, grated or simply tossed and consumed fresh - the cheese adds a new depth of flavour in each bite.
The texture and flavour is also a great hit with young ones, making it an ideal snack. But taste aside, what makes mozzarella cheese truly rewarding is its long list of health benefits. Here are few:

Lowers blood pressure: Mozzarella cheese contains biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, which is known to lower blood glucose levels, notably in diabetic people. It helps meet the nutritional needs of expectant mothers, who require a healthy dose of vitamins for a healthy pregnancy.

Strengthens bones: An ounce of mozzarella cheese contains around 18 per cent of one's daily calcium intake. This makes the cheese a fantastic addition to aid in the maintenance of bones, joints, teeth and nails.

Maintains muscles: The cheese is an ideal source of protein, making it an essential element when looking to boost muscle strength and keep the body energetic.

Builds immunity: If you're looking to reduce the chances of falling sick, then mozzarella cheese is your best bet. The cheese contains plenty of probiotics that combat inflammation, promotes immunity and improves gut health.

Low in sodium: Mozzarella has one of the lowest sodium content among cheeses, which makes it a great-tasting option to enjoy cheesy delights. Low sodium also means reduced risks of heart attacks, strokes and kidney damage, lower LDL cholesterol, among others

Easy baked mozzarella frittata
Serves 12

1 pound fresh or smoked mozzarella, diced
12 large eggs
cup whole milk
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and sliced
2 tbsp slivered basil leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

- Pre-heat the oven to around 200 degrees C (400 degrees F).
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs with milk.
- Pour 1 tbsp of oil into a very large ovenproof skillet, or use 2 skillets with half the ingredients in each.
- Place over medium heat on a stovetop and pour in the egg mixture. Scatter the tomatoes, cheese and basil over the eggs. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- When the bottom begins to brown, place the skillet in the oven for a minute or less to set the top.
- Once done, use a large spatula to transfer the frittata to a serving platter.
- Let it cool for about 10 minutes, cut into wedges, and serve.

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