Cheese a ‘forbidden' food you should be eating: Today Show

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Cheese and dairy products are on a roll in the national media.  

The latest example came on Thursday morning when NBC-TV’s Today Show cited cheese as one of five foods people should keep in their diets. The other foods included chocolate, pasta, potatoes and steak. (Chocolate was even recommended at breakfast time.) See the broadcast segment above.

These are foods that many people avoid because of various misconceptions that have arisen over time.

Dietitian and Self magazine blogger Sarah-Jane Bedwell said cheese is one of the foods that she has to have every day.

“It is so good,” she said, and it helps people get the calcium they need in their diets.

Everyone knows that calcium helps keep bones strong. "But now we know that if we don't get enough calcium, that can cause the body to release a hormone known as calcitriol, and that promotes the storage of belly fat. So, if we get enough calcium by eating calcium-rich foods... we can actually prevent that from happening," Bedwell said.

Last month, another morning news show, "Good Morning  America," recognized the weight-loss advantages of dairy products. Read more.


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clair a. pederson    
dresser wi 54009  |  April, 16, 2012 at 02:33 PM

It is about time that dairy gets its due for how good it is for you and me. The greatest country in the world and only 1 of 10 girls in school get enough calcium daily. The best and most assorbable calcium is frm milk/cheese etc. NOT from that pop whom everyone likes so much. Let me put half of the sugar in milk that pop has and it would taste real sweet too. Pop not only has either 12 or 13 teaspoons of sugar or some sort of artificial sweetner that can and has been linked to MS and other disorders of the body/mind. Besides all of the acid it develops in your body so that your risk of cancer caqn thrive well in your body!!!!

Bliss, New York  |  April, 16, 2012 at 05:29 PM

As a Dairy Farmer who with my family work 7 days a week, and anywher from 16 to 20 hours a day providing people in the United States with a most nutritiou product, I'm thrilled that someone is promoting our product.

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