Say Cheese :D


Many people often feel the need, and with good reason, to give up eating cheese when attempting to drop some LB’S or for health reasons. There are certain cheeses that are okay if they are the real deal, home/farm made etc. and as long as you don’t have an allergy but for the most part the commercial cheeses you find are better off left on the shelf. With the realisation of the many benefits of a higher protein diet (and higher is relative just as low carb is…what the percentage is of your macro intake or was from before) and many people have for years thought of cheese as a protein food. I have always considered cheese to be more of a fat when doing programs for clients or myself and this is because of the ratios. Most cheeses are a higher percentage of fat vs protein or carbohydrate and I thus consider it more of a fat even though yes it is a complete protein and is more mixed than simply fat, but again, it is about the ratio.Cheese is also something that I have seen many sort of cling to or use as part of a comfort food and have a hard time giving up. A few years back I discovered a great alternative for those who love their high calcium tasty cheeses but without all of the extra fat and calories…a cheese I actually consider and allot in plans as a protein food now. This cheese is made by a company called Allegro. Yes I get the whole only eat real whole organic food and avoid “products”, additives and eat only food that has been blessed by the holiest of thou :p etc but I am also a realist and there are a lot of people who love cheese lol and that get bored with or don’t like eating meat or spending a fortune on supplements. I do not allow any of the coloured selections though…ever! I haven’t had “real” cheese (the big brick cheese a lot of people buy) in a VERY long time so I am not entirely sure if the taste is really different but I think this stuff tastes pretty damn good especially melted over some freshly steamed broccoli and asparagus. My personal favourite is the white probio and below is the break down of ingredients and the macronutrient makeup of a typically used/eaten cheese and the Allegro and you will see why this is one of the only cheeses I will allow or eat and would consider a good protein source option:

Allegro has twice as much protein and maybe a 1/4 the fat of the typical cheese and almost half the calories.

 

Typical American or Cheddar Cheese:

Nutrition Facts
30 grams
Calories
107.5
Calories from Fat
74.9
Fat
8.5
g
13
%
Saturated Fat
5.2
g
26
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.31
g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.4
g
Cholesterol
26.9
mg
9
%
Sodium
322.2
mg
13
%
Potassium
64.7
mg
2
%
Carbohydrate
1.5
g
1
%
Dietary Fiber
0.0
g
0
%
Protein
6.3
g
13
%
Alcohol
0.0
g
Vitamin A
5
%
Calcium
19
%
Vitamin D
0
%
Thiamin
1
%
Niacin
0
%
Vitamin B6
1
%
Phosphorus
14
%
Selenium
7
%
Vitamin C
0
%
Iron
1
%
Vitamin E
0
%
Riboflavin
8
%
Vitamin B12
5
%
Manganese
1
%
Copper
1
%
Magnesium
2
%
Zinc
6
%

Allegro Cheese:

Pasteurized skimmed milk, modified milk ingredients, pasteurized cream, bacterial culture, salt, calcium chloride, microbial enzyme, active probiotic bacterial cultures.

Nutrition Facts:

per 1 cube of 3 cm (30 g)
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  • Amount
    % Daily Value
  • Calories 60
  • Fat 1 g
    2 %
  •     Saturated 0.5 g
    3 %
  •     + Trans 0 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Sodium 250 mg
    10 %
  • Carbohydrate 1 g
    1 %
  •     Fibre 0 g
    0 %
  •     Sugars 0 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Vitamin A
    0 %
  • Vitamin C
    0 %
  • Calcium
    20 %
  • Iron
    0 %
 

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