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I lovecheese lots of it I heard that if you eat a lot cheese its hard to go do #2 is it true?

I lovecheese lots of it I heard that if you eat a lot cheese its hard to go do #2 is it true?

Yes, It Can: Cheese and dairy products can be constipating, especially if the rest of the diet is limited. Eat foods high in fiber, like fruits, vegetables, bran, and whole-wheat items. Drink lots of water. Exercise will help prevent constipation. ...Read more

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Are there simple cheeses not high in fat that I can have in moderation?

Are there simple cheeses not high in fat that I can have in moderation?

Maybe: I can say that there are lower fat cheeses that you may have in limited quanties. Think no more than 1-2 ounces of low fat cheese ie mozarella, farmers cheese, armenian string cheese, low fat havarti, etc. These cheese have about 80-90 cal per ounce. I'm afraid that many people can easily consume about 4 ounces--too much--and they would consider that "moderation" . Not for most of us. ...Read more

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I think I ate a bit of cheese that was quite off. Is this alright, should I be especially aware of anything?

I think I ate a bit of cheese that was quite off.  Is this alright, should I be especially aware of anything?

Bad cheese: In general there should be no true health issues. There may be a gastritis where you develop a stomach ache possibly a loose stools but nothing terrible. ...Read more

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What is the most healthy cheese?

What is the most healthy cheese?

Several good choices: Many cheeses are naturally low in fat, such as part-skim mozzarella or goat cheese. Many others can be purchased in low-fat versions. I think most cheeses are reasonably healthy, but the key is to limit the amount because they are generally high in saturated fat, salt, and calories. ...Read more

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What kinds of sickness can you get if you eat week old cheese?

What kinds of sickness can you get if you eat week old cheese?

Depends on type of…: …cheese: unpasteurized ones (goat cheeses, feta, blue, brie, emmentaler, comté, gryere, etc) although required by fda to be aged at least 60 days so acids & salts & ageing process may naturally prevent harmful bacteria from growing. Such cheeses may still present health hazard if not properly cared for. Pasteurized cheese should not present a problem. If in doubt, don't eat it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat cheese that has been in insulated bag for 8 hours?

Depends on type of…: …cheese: unpasteurized ones (goat cheeses, feta, blue, brie, emmentaler, comté, gryere, etc) although required by fda to be aged at least 60 days so acids & salts & ageing process may naturally prevent harmful bacteria from growing. Such cheeses may still present health hazard if not properly cared for. Pasteurized cheese should not present a problem. If in doubt, don't eat it. ...Read more

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How much cheese is too much? Is 3-4 oz of cheese each day okay?

One full serving: That makes one full serving of dairy by cheese--nothing wrong with that as long as your GI tract does not weigh in differently (constipation not uncommon w/excess cheeses). Support your taste and your bones! ...Read more