Are carbohydrates in cheese bad for you? The answer depends on whether you are eating it or not. Cheese is simply a milk-based dairy product, made from whey, curds and milk fat by means of coagulation, which removes moisture. It contains fat and proteins from dairy, usually cow’s milk, goat’s milk, or sheep’s milk.
Some people say that all cheeses have the same nutritional value, but this is not necessarily true. Most cheeses, like all other dairy products, do have some vitamins and minerals in them, such as calcium and vitamin D; however, there are also some vitamins and minerals in it which are removed during the refining process. Some of these vitamins and minerals which are removed may be good for you (and we should add that they provide some benefit to our diet), but some of them, especially the vitamin A and vitamin D, should be consumed in abundance, for our body’s health and well being. We are only going to discuss the carbohydrates in cheese in this article.
Here is some of the information on this matter: All milk products contain some lactose, even so, the lactose content in various cheeses varies greatly. Therefore, it is important to read the nutrition facts panel on the back of any package of cheese you buy, to find out exactly how much lactose is in a particular brand. As a general rule, you will want to aim for about 20% of your daily total carbs.
One example of a good brand of cheese is Colby. This brand of low fat milk contains less than one gram of lactose per eight ounce serving and has less than two calories and no fat. On the other hand, Monterey Jack has three grams of lactose per serving and has almost nine calories. So, you can see that by choosing this brand of cheese, you are avoiding a potentially bad product while still maintaining good nutrition.
Other examples include Swiss, Gouda and Colby. All of these cheeses have a moderate amount of fat and calories. In fact, some Swiss and Gouda cheese contains as little as five calories per serving, which is better than most cheeses. This is primarily because these cheeses contain fat-free yogurt, which provides a health benefit of its own when consumed with the cheese. So, if you are looking for carbohydrates in cheese, go with a low-fat and low-calorie brand that offers the nutrition you are looking for.
If you really want a high-protein cheese like mozzarella, you can find it in two ways. One way is with the real cheese and the other is by purchasing a low-fat version. The low-fat variety will offer about one gram of protein per serving and about two grams of fat. This is about equal to a cup of cottage cheese.