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Is cheese healthy food and what kind of cheese I should eat to be healthy?
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Sean Alemi
General Practice
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In brief: Go low fat
Cheese is not considered one of the "healthier" foods by many because often it is high fat and/or high salt, high calories.
. Cheese can be high in saturated fat and cholesterol. That being said, there are cheeses that are made with skim or low fat milk which are healthier than others. Excellent source of good quality protein, calcium (cottage cheese is not a good dairy source of calcium though).

In brief: Go low fat
Cheese is not considered one of the "healthier" foods by many because often it is high fat and/or high salt, high calories.
. Cheese can be high in saturated fat and cholesterol. That being said, there are cheeses that are made with skim or low fat milk which are healthier than others. Excellent source of good quality protein, calcium (cottage cheese is not a good dairy source of calcium though).
Sean Alemi
Sean Alemi
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
In brief: Depends
Traditional thought is low fat cheese and low fat dairy is ok when treating cholesterol.
To really decrease cholesterol (ldl) it is important to decrease all animal fat and sugar. Eat white meat of poultry skinless, fish, more beans and limit all dairy to only 1x or less per day. Remember milk, cheese, yogurt, sourcream its all animal fat and a source of cholesterol.

In brief: Depends
Traditional thought is low fat cheese and low fat dairy is ok when treating cholesterol.
To really decrease cholesterol (ldl) it is important to decrease all animal fat and sugar. Eat white meat of poultry skinless, fish, more beans and limit all dairy to only 1x or less per day. Remember milk, cheese, yogurt, sourcream its all animal fat and a source of cholesterol.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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