We All Love Paneer, Isn’t It? And It Is Worth Because Of These Top 15 Health Benefits

By: Shubham Ghosh

Paneer is a popular food item in India. It is preferred by all - vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Made from milk, paneer is a high source of nutrients that have a lot of benefits for our health. Some even prefer to take paneer in its raw form.

Whether taken raw or in its cooked form, we can never say no to "Paneer" and there are good reasons why. Rich in its nutrient-providing property, paneer is a must include ingredient for many Indian delicacies. And why not?

Here are 15 benefits of paneer for our health, take a look:


1. Protects Against Heart Disease:

Eating paneer regularly reduces the risk of heart diseases and strokes by lowering the blood pressure and maintaining lipid profiles. The potassium content in paneer helps in tackling high blood pressure.


2. Boosts Metabolism:

The dietary fibre found in paneer improves metabolism and that also helps in reducing weight.


3. Makes Bones And Teeth Stronger:

The rich content of calcium and phosphorus in paneer keep bone diseases and tooth problems away and make them stronger. Vitamin D present in paneer also protects the teeth from cavities.


4. Healthy For Children:

The high protein and healthy fat content in paneer give better nourishment to growing children and also improves their immunity. It also improves the formation and strengthening of cartilages and tissues in kids.


5. Helps In Having Great Hair And Skin:

The presence of vitamin B, protein, omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, besides antioxidants in paneer, improve the health of hair and skin. It is also helpful in preventing skin wrinkles and dermatitis that causes skin inflammation.


6. Gives Energy:

Eating paneer after a session of heavy exercising provides instant energy.


7. Soothes Arthritic Pain:

The omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in paneer fight rheumatoid arthritis.


8. Prevents Cancer:

The high-quality protein content in paneer prevents various kinds of cancer like stomach cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, etc.


9. For Diabetic Patients:

The omega-3 fatty acids in paneer reduce the homocysteine level among diabetic patients. It also prevents the development of insulin resistance syndrome, glucose intolerance, etc.


10. Helpful For Pregnant Women:

Paneer provides pregnant women with the necessary energy to fight problems like morning sickness, nausea, anaemia, etc. It also minimises the possibility of the newborn having birth defects.


11. Anti-ageing:

Paneer helps in regenerating the cells and rejuvenates the body and checks ageing to make sure a person ages when he actually should and not earlier than that.


12. Prevents Urinary System Disorder:

Paneer water is very helpful in regulating the urinary system's functioning. It is also good for having the digestive system in a proper shape.


13. Prevents Formation Of Stones:

Paneer prevents the formation of gall bladder stones.


14. Prevents Macular Degeneration:

Paneer protects us from macular degeneration that is caused by ageing.


15. Reduces Stress Level During Menopause:

The nutrition in paneer helps in reducing the stress level in women during menopause.

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Story first published: Friday, November 18, 2016, 17:30 [IST]
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