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Is Cream Cheese Healthy?

Cream Cheese is very popular, particularly when combined with Bagels -- one of the most popular brands being Philadelphia (Kraft). Cream cheese does, however, contain significant amounts of saturated fat. If too much cream cheese is consumed over a long period of time it can lead to heart disease or cardiovascular disease. We therefore recommend that you consider low-fat cream cheese, which is typically made from Neufchatel cheese, which contains less saturated fat. Another alternative is to consider yogurt-based products, which have a differrent flavor but similar consistency -- for example, Yoikos, which is available at Whole Foods. You should also check out our article on cream cheese.

Nutrition Facts Serving Size 1 OZ Servings Per Container 8 Amount Per Serving Calories 100 Calories from Fat 80   % Daily Value* Total Fat 9g 14%   Saturated Fat 6g 30%   Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 40mg 13% Sodium 105mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%    Sugars 1g Protein 2g Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 2% Iron 0% Percent daily value reflects "as packaged" food. Product is marked with a Kosher symbol. * Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: Calories: 2,000 2,500 Total Fat Less than 65g 80g   Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g   Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram: Fat 9 Carbohydrate 4 Protein 4

INGREDIENTS:  Pasteurized Nonfat Milk and Milkfat, Cheese Culture, Whey Protein Concentrate, Salt, Stabilizers (Xanthan and/or Carob Bean and/or Guar Gums).
by Margaret Walker on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 12:36


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