December 13, 2019
Is Cheese Good For Diabetes?

Is Cheese Good For Diabetes?


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
cheese good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. Well, where do I start with this one? Cheese? How many different types of cheese are there? Well, cheese.com, yes there is a website devoted
to just cheese, lists 1,777 different cheeses. If I were to try and answer this question
for each one, well, I am not going to answer this question for each one. I will stick to cheeses in general. The great thing about cheese, is that it has
a glycemic and glycemic load of zero. Well, actually it has never truly been calculated. That’s because an ounce of cheddar cheese
has 0.4 grams of carbs. To calculate the GI of a food, it is based
on consuming enough of that food to get 50 grams of carbs. For the GI to actually be calculated, someone
would have to eat 7.8 pounds before the actual test could be conducted. If anyone would like to volunteer for that,
you could probably do a test for a laxative research firm at the same time. So cheese has a GI and GL of zero, which means
you can eat off it you want, right? Wrong, there are other things in cheese that
those of us with diabetes need to be careful of. Namely, fat content. When choosing a cheese it is important to
look at how much fat is contained. Basically fat and protein are the main contribution
cheese brings to the diabetes table (along with calcium of course)
Choosing low fat cheeses, those made from skim or 2% milk are the best choices. Cottage cheese made from skim milk has only
2.2 grams of fat per service. Compare that with regular cottage cheese which
has almost 5 times the amount of fat. Mozzarella isn’t a bad choice. Generally speaking the softer cheeses are
lower in fat content. Regardless of what cheese you like, a serving
or 2 of cheese per day is not going to raise your blood sugar. But look for the low fat variety of your favorite
cheese. They really are pretty good. Is cheese good for diabetes? Yes it is. BUT, beware of processed cheeses. While they may be lower in fat than many cheese
products, many of them contain carbs in the form of sugar. These “cheeses” can have an impact on
your blood sugar. I hope this answered your question is cheese
good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

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