Regarding Eating Cheese
3819. It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said: “Some cheese was brought to the Prophet (peace be upon him) in Tabuk, and he called for a knife, said, ‘Bismillah,’ and cut it.” (Hasan)
Sunan Abu Dawud – Volume 4 – English Translation by Nasiruddin al-Khattab – Published by Darussalam – First Edition 2008.
Eating Cheese: The Science
Cheese is a dairy product that takes many shapes, sizes, flavours and consistencies. Cheese is a good source of calcium, fat and protein. Calcium is essential for maintaining healthy bones, fat in cheese can help lower blood pressure and protein as all gym beasts will know will increase muscle mass with the right diet and training programme for you. Cheese is also beneficial to:
- Aid weight-loss
- Prevent heart disease & osteoporosis
- Strengthen teeth
Top-rated healthy Cheeses include:
- Blue cheese
Eating Cheese: Criterion Fit
Our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) would partake in eating cheese and as you’ve learnt from what we’ve said before, cheese has a number of benefits besides taste. Traces of cheese on pottery have been found dating back some 7000 plus years ago and from the point of our Prophet eating it, no doubt, there is benefit in eating it. Yes, quality over quantity is key with cheese. All the supermarkets and even your local corner shop sell cheese but this doesn’t make all cheese equal, the name is the same but the nutritional content can change. Pick up the softer cheeses rather than the cheap blocks with high amounts of salt and saturated fats which raise LDL levels in your blood, increasing your risk of heart disease.
As the cost of living in the UK and around the world increases it makes perfect sense to invest in your health before your wealth. Just like Oil prices food portions are on our minds. A few morsels to keep your back straight may sound extreme to some but in reality, it’s a beautiful and easy way to live since automatically you’ll think less about your next meal, or am I alone on that?!
I appreciate you taking a read of this post and I hope you find a diet that helps you live a longer, stronger and happier life. Food is an essential blessing to our existence and just like cheese, there are many ways to attain a balanced lifestyle since we are all different and have varying needs. However, the best example is in following the way of our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions. Check out the following links for more information.