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Cheese Calories

 

Cheese is a fairly popular food consumed world wide. Tasty as it may be, people often have concerns about whether it is a ‘good food’ or a ‘bad food’.

It is a ‘good food’ to most people especially the young ones who are growing up as it contains a high level of calcium which is good for growing bones. Adults who would like to maintain a strong bone structure would also benefit from having cheese.

 

Cheese is known to have a low sugar content which is a healthy attribute. A good amount of vitamin B12 and phosphorus is available from the cheese you adore.
Let’s not forget the fact that cheese has high protein content as well regardless of the type.

So what could be wrong with cheese then?

 

Well, cheese as you know is an animal product implying the fat in it will be saturated…and saturated fats are not the healthiest on the planet.  Besides cheese calories can add up quite easily as you would see shortly.

So what’s the message here? I would say, moderation is the key.

 

Excessive consumption of saturated fat is not advisable because of high cholesterol content and that includes cheese.

 

Another point to note is that the very nature of cheese manufacturing means it tends to contain high sodium concentration. A lot of salt is usually added to cheese during the manufacturing process to arrest bacterial activity which if left unchecked will result in production of excess lactic acid in the final product. So if you are someone with blood pressure problems, you need to watch the amount you eat given the high sodium content and the cheese calories too.

 

Below are some calories in cheese varieties:

Calories in 1 cup of diced cheddar cheese = 132.0gm

Fat
43.7gm
Protein
32.9gm
Carbohydrate
1.7gm
Calories
532 Cal

 

Calories in 1 Oz of hard Parmesan Cheese = 28.3gm

Fat
7.3gm
Protein
10.1gm
Carbohydrate
0.9gm
Calories
111 Cal

 

1 cup of Grated Parmesan Cheese = 100.0 gm

Fat
28.6gm
Protein
38.5gm
Carbohydrate
4.1gm
Calories
431 Cal

 

Calories in 1 cup of diced Swiss Cheese = 132.0 gm

Fat
36.7gm
Protein
35.5gm
Carbohydrate
7.1gm
Calories
502 Cal

 

1 cup of Cream Cheese = 232.0gm

Fat
80.9gm
Protein
17.5gm
Carbohydrate
6.2gm
Calories
810 Cal

 

1 Oz of Blue Cheese = 28.3 gm

Fat
8.1gm
Protein
6.1gm
Carbohydrate
0.7gm
Calories
100 Cal

 

As you would have noticed cheese calories can be fairly high in nearly all the types of cheese meaning cutting down on the amount of cheese per given time would give you better control of your calorie intake.

 

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