Cheese and Diabetes


Consuming the right foods goes a long way in diabetes management. But there are still certain foods that have to be monitored due to the reaction that they generate. Is cheese a food to watch out for?

There is much speculation as to the harm, or lack of it, that cheese can contribute to someone with diabetes. When you look closely at cheese it does have some red flags attached to it since it is high in both carbohydrates and fat. You should also be leery of it since some cheeses are full fat varieties, which, of course, is bad for the heart, as well as diabetes.

Moderation may be the key

On the other hand, monitoring your cheese intake is like any other food- it has to be done in moderation. The truth is, there are many foods that can actually be harmful to you if they are ingested in massive quantities.

You have to look at cheese as a whole. If you simply cannot live without it then you have to consider only eating cheese that is low fat. This allows you to indulge without causing significant problems to occur. But there are some areas associated with cheese that should be left alone. Cottage cheese, for example, is one variety of cheese that should be avoided at all costs.

Consult your doctor

The best advice would be to talk to your doctor and get their take on cheese and how it will personally affect you. This will give you a guideline to go by. In the end, it might be best to look for cheese substitutes.

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