Posted: 15.04.2024 17:34:00

Expert explains how much cheese is too much

A nutritionist and candidate of chemical sciences, Anastasia Shalyapina, shed light on the benefits and harms of cheeses

In her talk with, the expert explained why it is important to know the limits of cheese consumption, “Cheeses contain high amounts of saturated fats and sodium, as well as cholesterol. Milk fat consists of about 70 percent of saturated, 25 percent of monounsaturated and 5 percent of polyunsaturated fats. Since a high intake of saturated fats can increase the level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, which will negatively affect health, it is recommended to eat cheese in limited amounts.”

At the same time, there is no need to stop eating cheeses, and Ms. Shalyapina stressed, “They are rich in calcium and protein, and some fermented varieties contain probiotics. As part of a healthy diet, you can consume a small amount of cheese, and the optimal portion depends on the daily calorie intake – which is individual for each person. The maximum permissible dose should better not exceed 50 grams a day.”