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If You are Watching Your Cholesterol, be Choosy about Cheese

– by Jean Fisher

Because it comes from milk, cheese contains animal fats. Consuming animal fats can contribute to high cholesterol. Know which cheeses contain the highest levels of cholesterol.

Cheese is a tasty way to add calcium and protein to your diet. But eating too much high-fat cheese can lead to elevated cholesterol levels. The following list should help you make good choices about, which kind and how much, the next time you enjoy cheese.

Cholesterol amounts for a 1 ounce serving.

Less than 20mg of Cholesterol

Cream Cheese, fat free
2.27mg
Ricotta, part skim
8.79mg
Swiss, Low fat
9.80mg
Cottage Cheese, non-fat
10.15mg
Goat Cheese, soft
13.04mg
Mozzarella, part skim
15.31mg
Cottage Cheese, 2% milkfat
18.08mg
Processed American Cheese
18.14mg
Parmesan, hard
19.28mg
Provolone
19.56mg

20mg to 25mg cholesterol per 1 ounce

Camembert
20.41mg
Bleu Cheese
21.26mg
Neufchatel
21.55mg
Processed Swiss
23.25mg
Parmesan, grated
24.95mg
Edam
25.23mg
Feta
25.23mg
Monterey Jack
25.23mg
Mozarella, whole milk
25.23mg
Gorgonzola
25.31mg
Roguefurt
25.52mg

More than 25mg but less than 35mg cholesterol per 1 ounce serving of cheese

Swiss
26.08mg
Colby
26.93mg
Muenster
27.22mg
Brie
28.35mg
Romano
29.48mg
Cheddar
29.77mg
Goat Cheese, hard
29.77mg
Cream Cheese
31.19mg
Gruyere
31.19mg
Gouda
32.32mg

Enjoy the wonderful flavors and textures of cheese while using this list to keep your cholesterol levels healthy.

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