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Facts about Cheese.

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Cheese and other dairy products are among the foods most likely to raise a person’s cholesterol level. The extent of the increase will depend on the type of cheese.

However, cheese also offers some nutritional benefits as it contains calcium and vitamins. By choosing low-fat cheeses and limiting themselves to moderate quantities, people can continue to eat cheese as part of a healthful diet.



In this article, we look at how eating cheese can affect a person’s cholesterol levels and which kinds of cheese are best.

Like other dairy products and many animal foods, most types of cheese are high in cholesterol and saturated fat. The cholesterol and saturated fat content vary depending on the kind of cheese.

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The following table provides the total amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol that specific cheeses contain, according to the USDA Food Composition Database:

Cheese type Measurement Saturated fat (g) Cholesterol (mg)
Cheddar 1 cup 24.9 131
Swiss 1 cup 24.1 123
American cheese spread 1 cup 18.7 77
Mozzarella 1 cup 15.6 88
Parmesan 1 cup 15.4 86
Ricotta, whole milk 1 cup 8.0 61
Ricotta, part skim milk 1 cup 6.1 38
Cream 1 tbsp 2.9 15
Cottage cream 4 oz 1.9 19
Low fat cottage, 2% 4 oz 1.4 14
Non-fat or fat-free 1 serving 0 5

As the table shows, low-fat and reduced-fat cheeses have a much lower fat content.

Anyone who is worried about their cholesterol level should check nutrition labels before buying foods as the nutritional content will vary between products and brands.

It is important to be mindful of portion size, since eating more than the serving size on the nutrition label will increase the intake of each nutrient, including saturated fat.

According to the National Cancer Institute, cheese is the top food source in the American diet for raising a person’s cholesterol.

Cheese is high in cholesterol, but, according to the USDA Dietary Guidelines from 2015, there is no clear link between the cholesterol-rich foods that a person eats and their blood cholesterol levels. Instead, it is the saturated fat in foods such as cheese that is responsible for raising these levels.

People who consume many foods that are high in saturated fat and have other lifestyle risk factors, such as smoking or high blood pressure, are more likely to have high cholesterol. This may be because these risk factors cause the liver to produce more cholesterol than usual.

A study from 2015 found no relationship between the consumption of dairy products and an increased risk of heart disease after the age of 55. In fact, the authors suggested that people who consumed high-fat dairy products were less likely to die of a stroke.

While this study did not directly consider cholesterol, it indicates that cheese consumption alone may not be harmful to heart health.

A small-scale 2015 study compared people who ate a low-fat cheese or a Gouda-like cheese with a control group who limited their cheese intake for 8 weeks. The researchers found no difference between the groups’ overall blood cholesterol levels.

They also found that people who ate the high-fat Gouda who also had metabolic syndrome had lower cholesterol at the end of the study. This suggests that full-fat cheese might be beneficial for some people.

A 2017 study found a complicated relationship between dairy consumption and health risk factors, suggesting that other foods might change the way cheese affects health.

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Climate change forces El Paso to make treated sewage water turn into drinking water

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As the global climate changes and water becomes an increasingly scarce resource, a number of cities such as India, Australia has earlier express their concern to reduce water shortage.



The authorities has disclosed to her citizens stating that “What we are seeing is a systematic increase in temperature, so we’re seeing the snow-melt runoff earlier…and more rapid melt than average. And again, for a given level of snow-pack, less runoff actually reaching the river and reaching our reservoir.

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However, in a bid to mitigate the water shortages,  El Paso is set to become one of the first cities in the US to treat sewage water and turn it into drinking water.

Chief technical officer of El Paso Water, Mr Gilbert Trejo said that the facility to treat sewage water with multiple steps of filtration such as carbon and UV filtration to make sure no pathogens or microbes are present.

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Adding that It will help to solve a major supply problem in the city and what’s more, some locals even say it tastes better.

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Satellites warn African farmers of pest parasitic diseases

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Prof Charlotte Watts, chief scientific adviser for the UK’s Department for International Development, which funds the plant doctor scheme, says a new initiative with CABI and the UK Space Agency (UKSA) will use the network to prevent, rather than just reduce infestations.



When speaking to the newsmen, she expressed that the idea is to use satellite data collected by the UKSA to develop a system that is able to predict when pest infestations will strike a week or more in advance.

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It is also designed to inform the farmers through mobile phone alert for them to take precautions, adding that it will help boost farmers incomes and mitigate poverty rate.

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The modern forecast is being used in Kenya, Ghana and Zambia and will be rolled out soon to other part of the world.

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