Swiss cheese is a white cheese that is most easily recognized by its characteristic holes, or "eyes." It has a mild flavor and is often used in sandwiches, on cheese platters and in sauces.
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, there are 28 calories in a one-ounce slice of Swiss cheese. One slice of Swiss cheese also contains one gram of fat, 10mg of cholesterol, 73mg of sodium, one gram of carbohydrate and eight grams of protein.
Swiss cheese is a member of the Milk, Yogurt and Cheese group. According to the USDA, adult men and women need three cups or servings of dairy daily. One serving of natural Swiss cheese is the equivalent of one and-a-half ounces.
According to the National Dairy Council, Swiss cheese and other dairy products are essential to a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle and can reduce the risk of some chronic diseases. Dairy products contain contain important nutrients like vitamin D, calcium, potassium and protein, which help build and maintain bone mass and density and help maintain healthy blood pressure.
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Alexis Jenkins writes to motivate others in areas of health including nutrition, fitness training and improving lifestyle choices. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in health science from Brigham Young University-Idaho.