Cheese – A Health Food?

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Is it my imagination or is cheese consumption on the rise?  Cheese seems to be in about everything we eat from appetizers to vegetables. No, it’s not my imagination.  Americans are consuming an average 33 pounds of cheese a year – three times more than in 1970.

But that’s good, isn’t it? Cheese a healthy food – right? Let’s take a closer look. Yes, cheese is a good source of calcium and protein. Cheese is also a good source of fat, sodium, and cholesterol. On average, a one ounce of cheese (2 cubes or one slice) is about 120 calories and 70% fat, with nearly two thirds of the fat being the artery-clogging saturated fat. It has more sodium than a one ounce size bag of potato chips found in vending machines, and more cholesterol ounce for ounce than a baked chicken breast.  According to the…

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