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Is Ricotta cheese healthy?

Overall, ricotta is a nutritious addition to your diet but should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

It’s a good source of protein, which is essential for the tissues in the body and also helps keep you feeling satisfied.

It also contains calcium which is vital for bone health and muscle function, and a few vitamins like Vitamin A, B12 and riboflavin (vitamin B2) are important for vision and energy production.
However, ricotta may also contain a high level of saturated fat and sodium, which can increase your blood cholesterol levels. Opting for part-skim or low-fat ricotta cheese can help reduce the saturated fat content.

As always when we’re talking about health, it is common sense to consider your specific diet and your health circumstances.

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