by Mady


ANSWER: Hi Mady,

You have to know that there is no difference between the yellow and the white cheess as both types are made in the same way with the only exception of yellow cheese having coloring agent to give the yellow color.

However, there are several statements regarding the properties of this coloring agent. Some of them do state that it contains cholesterol, which is increasing the amount of cholesterol in the yellow cheese.

Others are talking that the yellow cheese is able to reduce the amount of cholesterol in the organism, just because of its coloring agent.

None of these statements are proven to be considered as true. All coloring agents are organic, but they are not having a chemical structure similar to the chemical structure of cholesterol. Therefore, the coloring agent is not able to affect the cholesterol metabolism.

As you have already said, the cheese, in general, is not that good for the organism, especially for those with high cholesterol problems. This is because one ounce of cheese is containing about 30 mg of cholesterol. This is very much, because the maximum amount of cholesterol taken daily is 300mg.

What to choose when you love cheese, but it is prohibited by your doctor?

There is a solution for those who are having cholesterol problems, but they want to eat cheese. My advice for you is to try to find a low-fat cheese in your country, like the cheddar cheese, because it is containing about 9 mg of fats per one ounce as the greater part of those 9 mg is composed of saturated fat acids, which are improving the cholesterol metabolism.

If it is hard for you to find some kind of low-fat cheese in your country, you can always start eating regular yellow and white cheese. But remember one thing, you are supposed to eat small quantities only once a week.

In this way, you are going to elevate the cholesterol amount in your body, but the organism will have enough time to handle with this and to transform the excessive amount of cholesterol in energy or constructive elements.

  • Other important thing is that if you want to eat cheese once a week, you have to avoid the consumption of foods rich in cholesterol and fat acids, because this will damage your lipid metabolism very much.

    The last thing I want to remind you is to follow the advices of your doctor in all cases as he/she knows your medical condition better than we do.

    Hope it helped! All the best!


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    Is cheese bad for those with high cholesterol?

    QUESTION: Is cheese bad for those with high cholesterol? Can they it it? How much is allowed?

    ANSWER: Hi,

    I understand that cheese is very delicious to everyone; but at the same time, it is very harmful too.

  • Cheese and all the products made from milk contain saturated fats. These fats do increase the amount of LDL, also called “bad” cholesterol, leading to the development of atherosclerosis.

    Saturated fats are pretty difficult to be metabolized and for that reason, when you are consuming more from them, they will harm your body.

    Therefore, this food is forbidden for those suffering from high amount of cholesterol in their organism; while doctors are advising their patients how to reduce the daily amount of cheese.

  • On the other hand, in addition to saturated fats, cheese also contains a lot of salt. This is destroying your metabolism even more because, salt is osmotic substance.

    That means that salt is collecting the water from your organism and it is preventing its excretion. Therefore, people who consume salt in excursiveness, they will develop high blood pressure.

    When you eat cheese and you have high cholesterol levels, you are increasing the risk of developing fatal cardiovascular disease.

    Because when you have high levels of cholesterol, you also have atherosclerosclerotic plaque; but, when you eat even more saturated fats with cheese for example, the plaque is enlarging.

    Furthermore, the salt in the cheese is causing high blood pressure which is further damaging the plaque and the pressure can break off a part of it.

    This may cause infarction of the heart or stroke, which may cause death. For that reason, you should avoid putting cheese in your menu, and try to reduce the amount of saturated fats and salt taken.


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