I love cheese… Do you?

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Cheese is an excellent source of complete proteins, calcium, potassium, and vitamins. There are about 500 different varieties of cheese recognized by the International Dairy Federation. Fatty acids and saturated fats found in cheese help our bodies absorb fat-soluble vitamins.

I love cheese! It adds a great flavor to some dishes or can be used as a snack. What else do i know about cheese? It is a good source of protein and calcium- that is pretty much all i know… With so many different kinds of cheese out there, I decided to research some low fat and high in protein cheeses.

Low fat cheeses

Cheese 1 oz.

Calories

Fat (g)

Protein (g)

Calcium (g)

Sodium (mg)

Ricotta

39

2.2

3.2

77.1

35

Cottage cheese 1% (1 cup)

163.5

2.5

28

137.5

917.5

Cottage cheese 2% (1 cup)

202.5

4.5

31

155

917.5

Mozzarella Part-Skim

72

4.5

6.9

222.1

176

Feta

75

6

4

140

317

Velveeta

81

6.1

5.1

152.1

416

Mozzarella Whole Milk

85

6.3

6.3

143.4

178

Camembert

85

6.9

5.6

110.2

239

High in Protein cheeses

Cheese 1 oz.

Calorie

Protein (g)

Fat (g)

Calcium (g)

Sodium (mg)

Cottage cheese 2% (1 cup)

202.5

31

4.5

155

917.5

Cottage cheese 1% (1 cup)

163.5

28

2.5

137.5

917.5

Ricotta part-skim (1 cup)

339.5

28

19.5

669

307

Parmesan grated

129

12

8.5

390

528

Parmesan hard

111

10

7.5

335.5

454

Romano

109.5

9

8.5

301.5

340

Gruyere

117

8.5

9

286.5

95.5

Swiss

106.5

8

8

272.5

73.5

A bigger cheese nutrition chart can be viewed here:

http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/indepth.food/dairy/compare.cheese.html

I often eat cottage cheese with pineapple or mozzarella sticks for a snack.

So as we can see, cheese isn’t so bad, in fact, in moderate quantities, it’s very healthy.

FitAli

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