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August 2010 Issue

Say Cheese! Fitting this Luscious Food into your Diet

It’s one of life’s inequities: this delectable food that goes so well with crackers and fruit—and just about everything else—is high in calories and fat, especially unhealthy saturated fats. Cheeses made from whole milk contain 80 to 120 calories, 6 to10 grams (g) fat and 4 to 6 g saturated fat per ounce. In fact, three ounces of whole milk cheese contain about the same amount of fat and more than double the saturated fat as a McDonald’s Big Mac. That can make you think twice before indulging.

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