Choose Your Cheese Wisely
Cheese-lovers may be shocked to hear what nutritionists have to say. Dr. Neal Barnard, the author of The Cheese Trap, calls cheese fattening, habit-forming, and terrible for your health. However, nutritionist and registered dietitian Samantha Lynch doesn’t believe that all cheeses are bad. If you choose wisely, she says, you can pick healthy cheeses.
Lynch recommends feta, goat cheese, and cottage cheese as healthy, low-fat options. Katherine Tallmadge, a dietitian from the American Dietetic Association, warns against buying cheese with over 7% fat. Sadly, this includes most hard cheeses.