The Cheesy Truth About Your Diet
Is Cheese Really Bad for You?
Eat this, not that. One of the big diet recommendations you’ve probably heard...cheese is bad for you.
But is it really? That’s what researchers wanted to find out in a recent study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology.
The question: Does eating cheese raise your risk for a heart attack or stroke?
The answer: No. Researchers looked at the dietary habits and health risks of about 940,000 people in 29 different studies over 35 years. They found that eating dairy products like cheese, milk, and yogurt do not increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke.
But that doesn’t mean you should eat unlimited quantities of cheese and dairy products. Don’t do that, OK. Cheese is still high in calories and fat.
“We recommend choosing lower-fat varieties of milk and dairy products or eating smaller amounts to reduce saturated fat and salt in the diet,” researchers said in the study.
Hungry for something a little cheesy? Try these NEW Low-Sodium meals made from fresh ingredients:
- Chicken and Artichoke with Spinach(a la carte menu)
- Chicken with Pesto Cream Sauce over Penne Pasta & Petite Broccoli
- Cheese Omelet & Salsa, Broccoli & Hash Browns
- Crustless Spinach Quiche Twin Pack(a la carte menu)
- Macaroni and Cheese(a la carte menu)
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