The calories in cheese and cheese nutrition facts listed below are for a 1-ounce serving size (~ 1/4 cup shredded):
With the exception of cream cheese, cheese is a very good source of protein and calcium. It's also a good source of phosphorus, iodine and selenium.
You can see from the chart above that cheese calories vary a little bit between the different types of cheese, but in general, you can expect cheese to "cost" you around 100 calories per ounce (regular cheese) and approximately 60-80 calories per ounce if eating reduced fat cheese.
Lowfat (and fat free) cheeses have higher sodium content than their full fat counterparts.
The saturated fat in cheese raises cholesterol.
If you have high cholesterol, choose limited amounts of lowfat cheese or try eating plant based cheeses: soy cheese, rice cheese, and almond cheese. These are much lower in saturated fat.
Cheese Nutrition Fact
"Conventionally" produced dairy products (including both cheese and milk) contain some added "extras" you may not be aware of:
These residues are concentrated in the fat (milk fat, cheese fat). The higher the fat content of your cheese, the more toxins you're likely ingesting.
What to do?
Purchase fat free cheese and you don't have to worry about it.
Or, prioritize buying organic full fat cheese and organic reduced fat/lowfat cheeses.
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