We can’t imagine a life without cheese—so thank goodness this savory, gooey, crumbly snack boasts some serious health cred. According to one study, women who get plenty of calcium from dairy products—including cheese—have a significantly lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome, which is linked to heart disease and diabetes. Combating sleeplessness and inflammation are also reasons to eat dairy every day. In moderation, cheese provides good amounts of calcium and protein necessary for bone and muscle strength. Even your teeth love cheese! The natural fats coat your teeth and act as a barrier for cavity-causing bacteria.