Personally, I’ve never been a big cheese connoisseur, but some do taste pretty damn good.
I was always told cheese was fattening and bad for your heart, now the latest health advice suggests the contrary.
You can do a google search and find opposing views on this topic for miles. For the purposes of this article, we believe cheese can be good for you and we have narrowed down the best ones to just two.
Feta vs. Goat Cheese
Feta cheese is known to contain certain kinds of healthy bacteria that are capable of killing harmful bacteria called Listeria. Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. An estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year, and about 260 dies.
Goat cheese is infamous for its high protein content. Goat cheese is higher in calories than feta and contains more saturated fat.
Feta ranks higher in cholesterol, sodium, and carbohydrates. The differences in nutrients are not large but significant nonetheless.
So which one rules as the world’s healthiest cheese?
Here are some more hints…
Choosing the healthier option between the two depends on the state of your health. If you are on a weight loss diet, you should consider eating feta over goat cheese. This is because 100 grams of goat cheese has around 100 calories more than feta cheese. It also has higher saturated fat content.
On the other hand, if you have heart conditions, it is advisable to opt for goat instead of feta cheese.
The cholesterol and sodium in feta can be problematic to your cardiovascular health when consumed in excess. Too much sodium can also have a negative imprint on blood pressure.
So the answer to the question above is… it depends on your personal health situation. Suffice to say, they are both pretty healthy choices.
Which one tastes better?
It is hard to say which cheese tastes better. The cheese you prefer depends entirely on your taste. Feta cheese is mostly used in Greek salads and French dishes because it complements dressings, sauces and greens. Goat cheese is most commonly used in heavier, savory meals because of its likeness to cream cheese.
There is a thin line between feta cheese and goat cheese. It is not uncommon to confuse them. This is because there are often traces of goat milk in feta. While both are equally flavorful, they differ in the types of nutrients and calories. When preparing meals with these cheeses, keep your health and fitness goals in mind.