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Cholesterol in Dairy Products
Cheese, Butter, Eggs
Ice Cream, Yogurt, Milk

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Cut the Cheese for Weight Loss Results

We-Americans, bless our hearts - we simply love to cut the cheese. It's in almost every fast food item on the menus these days - from cheeseburgers to lasagna to enchiladas to tacos and yes - even in salads.

Only Americans could find a way to add it to soups and frankly, Broccoli Cheese Soup is quite tasty indeed.

While cheese is fabulous and has that wonderful velvety texture, it also holds a significant amount of cholesterol values. A one ounce slice of most popular cheeses such as Cheddar, Colby, Blue, Brick and good old American contain around 25 milligrams of cholesterol.

That's not including the other fatty acids such as saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and Trans fats.

Butter Up for Weight Gain!

While cheese is hip for plastering fat onto the hips, butter is right there with it - running in the pack at 21 milligrams of cholesterol per two teaspoons. Take note that's not much at all - less than that 1 Tablespoon of creamer that coffee lovers put inside their morning cup of java. And oh - that contains about 10 to 15 mg's, depending upon which whitener is used.

Creaming the Cream for Fat Loss

How good does cream taste to you? What about half milk and half cream? Take note that these also add bulk to the body and while one extra layer of fat isn't so noticeable, as they build - they become quite noticeable.

Fact is, cream as well as butter and cream cheese are so extreme in fatty acid content that they do not live in the official American Food Pyramid. They were given the boot from the get-go - so this is a red flag, or it should be to all consumers. Watch thyself when butter, cream cheese and cream set before thee. Thy good heart health depends upon such.

Cholesterol in Cheese, Dairy Foods

BASED ON 1 OZ UNLESS NOTED

CHOLESTEROL mg

American

26

Brick

26

Caraway

25

Blue

25

Cheddar

30

Colby

27

Cottage Cheese-Creamed, 1/2 cup

17

Cottage Cheese-Low Fat 1%, 1/2 cup

5

Cream Cheese

31

Edam

25

Feta

25

Fontina

32

Gouda

32

Gruyere

31

Butter - Salted, 2 Teaspoons

21

Butter-Whipped, 2 Teaspoons

14

Half-and-Half, 2 Tablespoons

11

Heavy Cream, 2 Tablespoons

41

Light Cream, 2 Tablespoons

20

Nondairy Creamer, 1 Tablespoon

0

Sour Cream, 2 Tablespoons

13

Egg Substitute, 1/4 cup

0

Eggs, 1 large

0

Buttermilk, 1 cup

9

1% Milk, 1 cup

10

2% Milk, 1 cup

18

Skim Milk, 1 cup

5

Whole Milk, 1 cup

35

Lowfat Yogurt, 1 cup

10

Whole Milk Yogurt, 1 cup

4

 

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