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Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
I am lactose intollerant, however I am able to eat pizza that is made with fresh mozzarella vs regular cheese. Is there a difference in digestion?
Threshold issue: Most people, even those with lactose intolerance, have the ability to digest some lactose because they have some lactase enzyme activity. Exceed your threshold to eat pizza "cheese" and you pay for it with gas, bloating, diarrhea. Consume small amounts of lactose (below your lactase enzyme threshold) ; you're good to go. ...Read more
Simply: no.: I am not aware of any unique allergens in mozzarella that are not in all milk products. Of course, the history of your symptoms is very important in figuring out what is causing them. ...Read more
Is it possible to be allergic to all types of cheese except mozzarella? This doesn't make sense to me.
Possible: If one is allergic to dairy and/or the fungus used to ferment it to cheese, then an allergic reaction is possible. Since the fungus used may vary in type or quantity, one may not be reacting to all the cheeses. However, if one were allergic to the cow protein from cheese, then one would likely be allergic to all of them ...Read more
Why does cheddar (all varieties) give me stomach ache but other cheese such as mozzarella, colby jack, etc. do not?
Cheese: The difference may be in the formulation of the cheese. Cheddar to give its texture and consistency uses lactate which can cause stomach bloating pain gas etc. mozzarella and other cheese doesn't. Perhaps try lactaid pill (contains lactase the enzyme that beaks lactate down) prior ingesting your next slice of cheddar. Hope this helps. ...Read more
How many calories in a fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil wrap? Is it better than eating a beef or pork wrap?
Varies: Number of calories would depend on the size of the wrap, and quantity and quality of the ingredients. Likely would have lower fat and less calories than the meat alternatives, but this also depends on quantity and quality of the meat. ...Read more
Is swiss cheese okay 2 have when maintaining weight? I get the cheese slices from the deli so it's healthier and fresh. I don't even eat halfthe slice
I know fresh urine can be cloudy and this isn't dangerous. but cheese causes it now, never did before, all my life. Why does it now make urine cloudy?
Acidity, fluids, etc: The main reasons for clear vs cloudy urine are nutrition and fluid intake. Certain normal urine chemicals may be more or less dissolved as urine concentration and acidity change. I can't explain why cheese, but my guess it isn't only the cheese; when you eat it you may also taking more or less fluid, different types of fluids, or other food. In any case, this isn't a health concern. No worries! ...Read more