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so is cheese ever okay?
Cheeses can be high in calories, but if eaten in moderation can be a really good part of a healthy diet! Dairy can be a good way to get calcium in your diet, as well as other nutrients, and protein. Don't be scared away by the 'D'. As with all things, eat it in moderation, and if you are worried you might look for lower fat options. Trader Joe's has a yogurt cheese that is pretty good, and I personally love (it is lactose free, and I am lactose intolerant).
laughing cow cheese paired with celery is really good for you....
I particularly enjoy feta cheese on my salads and in my lunch wraps. Yep, it's high in salt and fat, but I personally only need a half tablespoon. So a serving size is 1/4, you can do the math. It helps fill me up and adds wonderful flavor and I don't go over-board on calories!
So a serving of cheese = good. A brick of cheese in one sitting = bad.
I love cheese. I eat it every day.
an ounce of cheese here and there? good.
your body does need some fat after all. :)
Yes yes yes! Well said.
Hi. My name is Tammy. I have taken to eating mice since they get higher grades than the cheese I am longing for.
I just buy super-strong cheese -- sheep's milk feta and Black Diamond ultra-sharp cheddar -- so a little goes a lot farther.
Every day for lunch, in my salad, I add 1 string cheese, cut up in little slices. 60calories and it tastes so good!
I personally love cheese and couldn't live without it. I eat 2 or 3 oz daily on average, and still get "A" grades.
One good option is low-fat swiss and cheddar. Just a little pinch on top of just about everything- soup, salad, sandwiches- makes it better.
hope that helps
It's good for you!
I think the grading system here is based on the protein/carb/fats ratio. Other sites grade foods based on how many of the different nutrients they provide.
This is whfoods.org's grading criteria:
- They are whole foods (in contrast to adulterated or refined) foods. They are real foods complete with all their natural endowment of nutrients, and they have not been highly processed.
- They are the "Richest Sources of the Essential Nutrients" in their natural state, and not from artificial or synthetic sources.
- They are "Nutrient Dense," which means they contain the highest amounts of essential nutrients in proportion to the least calories and fat.
- They are foods that "Contain No Synthetic, Artificial or Irradiated Ingredients
Why turnip greens, mustard greens, and tofu are ranked as better sources of calcium than dairy products For example, our food ranking system shows turnip greens, mustard greens, and tofu to be better sources of calcium than dairy products. We arrive at this conclusion since our ranking system looks not only at the amount of calcium in food but also at the caloric content of food and how many calories of a food are necessary to provide the desired amount of calcium. Dairy foods - which are often listed as excellent sources of calcium - turn out to be very good sources of calcium in our ranking system (just one step below turnip greens, mustard greens, and tofu) because of their lower nutrient density.
Low-fat cheese is listed among the 130 World's Healthiest Foods, as determined by whfoods.org.
What is a good moderation for string cheese.....I eat about two a day. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. I workout 5-6 times a week and keep my calories between 1300-1700 with out increasing what I am burning at the gym.
Its the one thing that keeps me from cheating all day.....
I prefer a real cheese, like a good, old, white, English cheddar. It is nice and strong so a little goes a long way. Cheese is one of the finer things in life, the finer the cheese the better the quality of life. Real cheese is therefor not only good for you, it's freaking fabulous.