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If You are Watching Your Cholesterol, be Choosy about Cheese

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.

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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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