Disease Proof

Cheese, Calories From Fat

Most cheeses get the majority of their calories from fat, and even the lower fat cheeses are rich in artery-clogging saturated fat:

CheesesPercent of Calories from FatPercent of Fat that is Saturated Fat
Cream Cheese89%63%
Gouda Cheese69%65%
Cheddar Cheese74%64%
Mozzarella Cheese69%61%
Mozzarella Cheese, part skim56%64%
Kraft Velveeta Spread65%66%
Kraft Velveeta Light43%67%
Ricotta, whole milk68%64%
Ricotta, part skim51%62%

From the forthcoming revised version of Dr. Fuhrman's book Cholesterol Protection for Life.

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Susan - April 19, 2006 2:33 PM

I'm really really glad I don't eat this stuff!

And I'm looking forward to the next edition of CPFL. The first edition did me a tremendous amount of good.

Patricia Parra - August 17, 2006 2:01 PM

I'm just getting into the book Eat to Live, and I'm wondering what the doctor's thoughts are regarding yogurt and keifer. Do the health benefits from the bacteria counteract anything negative from the cow's milk?

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