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The health benefits of feta and the reasons behind the latest TikTok frenzy

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The frenzy began with baked feta pasta, a TikTok sensation with over 108 million views, causing a Greek cheese shortage, as reported by the New York Times.

Now, the trend has evolved to whipped feta, elegantly served on fancy plates and piled high in big bowls, while we have passed to the era of feta tacos, where feta fried egg tortillas dominate as a quick one-pan lunch.

According to womenshealthmag.com, the world is captivated by the Greek cheese. This love extends beyond foodie and fitness TikTok, driven by its delectable taste and nutritional benefits, as nutritionist Jenna Hope indicates.

Feta can provide a creamy texture with loads of nutritional benefits. It’s a really easy ingredient to add to a wide rage of dishes such as salads, pasta dishes and rice dishes,” she says.

The world is captivated by the Greek cheese

According to Jenna Hope, feta is typically lower in calories and saturated fats than many other cheeses due to the milk it’s made from. “It’s also a really good source of calcium which plays a vital role in supporting bone health, teeth health and maintaining heart health. As it’s typically leaner than other cheeses it’s also a great source of protein which helps to support satiety, hormone function and muscle repair and recovery.”

Of course those who love it should take into account the high salt levels. “It is also a source of saturated fats and, like everything, should be consumed in moderation,” Hope says.

Source: womenshealthmag.com

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