Danger Sign Eating Too Much Cheese

For many years, the world was told that eating foods high in fat was bad for you. Researches starting as early as the 1970s would make claims that a low-fat diet

Was the best option for your health, and soon, grocery stores saw a boom of low-fat foods flooding the shelves. While these foods have the facade of being healthy

However, it's the type of fat that is important to keep in mind, which is why there's one particular danger sign of eating too much cheese that you need to be aware of.

Here's why learning about the fat in your cheese is essential, and for more healthy tips, be sure to check out our list of 15 Underrated Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work.

So where does the fat in cheese come from? Cheese is a dairy product that comes from milk, meaning that the milkfat is what's used to make a block of cheese. 

You were to look at 1 oz. of classic cheddar cheese, it contains 9 grams of fat (which is 13% of your recommended daily value) and 6 grams of saturated fat (30% of your daily value).

Let us be clear—eating cheese is not bad for you! Despite the unpopularity of consuming dairy as an adult, studies have actually shown how dairy products—such as cheese

Are not only considered a sufficient healthy source of protein and fat, but can also assist with your neurological function and even inflammation.

Not to mention the boost of nutrients you get when you consume dairy products, like calcium and vitamin D.

Now here's where people may get confused about cheese. If cheese is a good source of protein and fat for your body and provides you with an excellent amount of nutrients

That's because cheese does have a high amount of saturated fat in it. Unlike trans fat (which comes from fried foods and can lead to inflammatory diseases)

Saturated fat is okay to have in your diet. But in moderation. For adults, the dietary reference intake (DRI) says that saturated fat should only take up 10% of your total calories of the day.

So for someone eating a 2,000 calorie diet, that would mean only 22 grams should come from saturated fat. So if a 1 oz. block of cheese has around 6 grams of saturated fat

The amount of saturated fat should be even less—ranging between only 5% to 6% of your daily calories. This would equate to about 13 grams in a 2,000 calorie diet

This, unfortunately, is where cheese and dairy can get a bad rep. Too much saturated fat can cause your LDL "bad" cholesterol to rise, and can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke

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