Many people have a love-hate relationship with cream. Some believe cream to be bad for the waistline and others who follow a ketogenic diet will advocate its consumption. One thing we know: cream is delicious and often the secret ingredient in the tastiest recipes. You may be pleasantly surprised by its nutritional value.
The fat content of cream is very high, but that is not all that cream consist of. Kefalos fresh cream has a 38% fat content, but it also is high in nutrients such as vitamins A, D, E, and K, choline, calcium, and phosphorus. These nutrients are said to contribute several health benefits, for example:
- strengthening the immunity
- maintaining eye health
- the formation of strong bones and teeth
- reduces the risk of kidney stones
- supports brain health and cognitive functions
It is generally advised that cream be enjoyed in moderate amounts and that those who are lactose intolerant, avoid it. The nutritional benefits of cream are however significant enough to permit and even encourage us to incorporate cream into our diets, whether a dollop of cream to top our coffee or a main ingredient in a delicious and creamy pasta dish. Cream rises to the top, in more ways than one.