Cheeses don't add up!

By dochumphreys Latest Reply 2013-05-04 17:19:42 -0500
Started 2013-04-22 20:07:44 -0500

Cheeses do not stack up!! I have been using cheese to snack on and I have been noticing that at the end of the day I was going over my allowed sodium. And sodium will effect your BG as it will cause you to retain water. Didn't really think there was that much difference, but there is. I was eating Colby and it has a great deal of sodium. Check this:
per 2 oz. serving
Colby 342 sodium 223 calories 1 carb 18 Fat 13 Protein
Swiss 120 sodium 200 calories 0 carb 16 Fat 16 Protein
Big difference in the sodium, less calories, less carbs, less fat, and more protein. I went a bought a $35 block at GNC. Plan on eatin' me some cheese! Make sure you get the block cheese. If it is slices, it will be totally different.

6 replies

JiMMy DCC 2013-05-03 09:20:11 -0500 Report

My sodium is always very low. Normal range is 136 - 145 mmol/L. I've been in the last 4 blood tests at 135, 134, 135, 136.

So I don't worry about as long as I have good BG control. But good luck.

dochumphreys 2013-05-03 11:56:24 -0500 Report

That's great. My BG is now running 90-105 most of the time with no medicine correction. I check my BP every morning and since I have reduced sodium it has went down 20 points. I have a resting pulse of around 60. I was on two diabetes meds and have dropped both. Don't need them. Diet and exercise are the keys.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-23 19:30:53 -0500 Report

I love sharp cheese. I have a one pound block of Great Value Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese 180 mgs sodium <1g of carb and 7 g of protien. I don't eat it everyday so I don't worry too much about the sodium.

Cheese can be very high in sodium because it is a processed food. I won't touch the wine cheeses at all and that junk in a can is even worse. I think if you are watching your sodium intake, you have to play close attention to cheeses and as you said the slices are totally different.

sNerTs1 2013-04-23 14:18:45 -0500 Report

I live in THE CHEESE State LoL. So, when my husband found out he had high blood pressure, we knew to cut his sodium. And we also know cheese was going to be one of the sources. Unlike our grains and starchy foods that we refer to as "whites" … white cheeses are better for you when it comes to sodium. My favorite is Swiss, but be careful with Swiss because as all things are … If they taste great there are always repercussions such as caloric index. Stick to your whites when it comes to cheese … With moderation of course :)

*Hugs* Cheryl

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