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Pasteurized laughing cow cheese has sodium phosphate in it. Is the sodium phosphate safe to eat while pregnant?
Yes: And it is best to eat only pasteurized (not raw milk) cheese. ...Read more
No: Most cheeses are made from milk. All dairy products are included in the ban. ...Read more
Blood test shows I'm allergic to cow's milk. Symptoms - hives, diarrhea. I'm 35. How can I improve? Can I still have cream, cheese, cake my favorite?
Unfortunately no: Not for now at least, if the history is truly suggestive of the symptoms and there is temporal relationship between consuming milk or dairy and the appearance of symptoms. You need to avoid all triggers, kindly an allergist for evaluation and follow up, keep an antihistaminic and probably epinephrine pen handy. Your allergist might run some blood tests, you may eventually outgrow this condition, ...Read more
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
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