- Quark (0.1g)
- Reduced-fat cottage cheese (1g)
- Cottage cheese (2g)
- Ricotta (5g)
- Mascarpone (29g)
- Stilton (23g)
- Cheddar, Red Leicester, Double Gloucester and other hard cheeses (22g)
- Parmesan (19g)
Brie, paneer, and soft goat’s cheese all contain 18g of saturated fat per 100g.
Then there’s Edam, which contains 16g of saturated fat while cheese strings, camembert, feta, and mozzarella all contain 14g of saturated fat per 100g.
Cheese can also be high in salt, which raises your blood pressure, further increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
How to enjoy less fatty cheeses
Cottage cheese, one of the lowest fat cheeses you can eat, can be eaten by itself, with fruit or vegetables, or as a jacket potato filling.
Ricotta is also another healthier cheese option that can replace mozzarella.
This lower-fat cheese is ideal for pizza, warm pasta dishes, or eaten on its own.
How does eating saturated fat lead to high cholesterol?
Heart UK – the cholesterol charity – pointed out that research has shown that saturated fat interferes with the receptors on the liver cells.
Once hardened, the cholesterol deposits are known as plaques, and if they break off and block the supply of blood to the brain, a stroke occurs.
If the cholesterol continues to clog the arteries, the heart might need to work harder to push the blood through the fat to reach important organs.
This would increase blood pressure levels, which is one of the major causes of deaths around the world.
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Health Feed