What is cheese? 🧀
🧀Cheese is a dairy product.
It comes in a wide variety of flavors and textures.
🧀It is made with milk, salt, bacterial culture and rennet enzyme (obtained from the stomach of calves, nowadays other sources are also used).
🧀Depending on the type of cheese, there are different types of processes for making it.
🤔What are the properties of cheese according to Ayurveda?
👉There is no direct mention of cheese in Ayurveda because it has come to India from abroad.
👉But Ayurveda mentions the properties of those products which are made by curdling of milk.
👉Cheese is sticky, dense, hard, hot, heavy to digest and of tamsic nature.
👉It increases Kapha and Pitta dosha.
👉It balances Vata dosha.
🤔Who can eat cheese and who should not eat it?
👉Cheese is delicious to eat, it is a good source of protein and fat.
👉It increases the strength of the body.
👉It slows down the fire of digestion (which according to Ayurveda is the main cause of diseases).
👉People with good digestive power, people, who are underweight and who feel hungry again and again can eat it.
People with Mandagni (less appetite), Vishamagni(irregular appetite) should consume it in less amount.
👉It helps in getting sleep.
👉Those who are underweight, have vata nature or vata disorder can eat cheese.
👉It can cause constipation.
👉People who have diabetes, obesity, fatty liver, fatigue, cough, cold should not eat cheese.
🤔What else to keep in mind before eating cheese?
👉Do not eat it in large quantity and daily.
👉Eat dishes made of cheese in lunch time .
👉Do not consume it in summer and spring season.
🤔What is the difference between cheese and paneer?
👉Both cheese and paneer are made by curdling of milk but there is a difference in the process of making cheese and paneer.
👉Paneer is fresh, soft and light to digest as compared to cheese.
🤔Is it good to eat cheese according to the climate of India?
👉In India where most of the time weather is hot, so eating cheese is not good.
👉The people of the countries where the cold climate is prominent generally have good digestion capacity and in the harsh winter season when fresh food items are scarcely available, cheese becomes a good option for them as it is a good source of energy, nutrients and also can be stored for a long time.
🤔Is cheese good for children?
👉Children have low digestive power and kapha dosha is predominant in them, so cheese is not good for them.
🤔What to do to digest the cheese?
👉If you want to eat cheese but do not able to digest it, then before eating the dishes made from it, chew a small piece of ginger and salt.
👉Drink hot water with lemon juice after eating cheese .
👉Take harad at night.
Do not eat what companies want you to eat but eat as per your region, age, situation and season.