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best type of cheese

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by gazza1, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. gazza1

    gazza1 Type 2 · Member

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    Can somebody please what cheese is best for me, I have type 2 diabetes
    thanks
     
  2. kimbo1962

    kimbo1962 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you doing lchf gazza? I have all kinds of cheese, full fat of course- low fat products using skimmed milk will have carbs! Fridge at the moment has cheddar, Cheshire, Stilton, Danish blue - and full fat philly! !
     
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  3. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    White or yellow, strong or mild ?. Whatever, just google your big supermarkets sites and choose something with a low carb content.
     
  4. gazza1

    gazza1 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi Kimbo, Yes and my reading have been between 4-7 for the last month since finding out I have diabetes. I have been told soft cheeses are better thank hard .
     
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    kimbo1962 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hard full fat has virtually no carbs though, it's a staple of my regime, often with ham, salad or homemade soup for a lunch
     
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    Lenny3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep like Kimbo, i have loads if cheese in my fridge at the mo. Brie, cheddar, shropshire blue, wensleydale, smoked baverian, stilton, port infused, manchego and cheese strings! All full fat versions.
     
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    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Red Leicester is my choice.
     
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  9. I love cheese. Watch out for pre-grated as they sometimes add starch to stop it clumping. Nothing with added fruit too obviously.
     
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    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Galloway Cheddar..mmmmm yummy so yummy. Reaches parts that other cheeses just can't.
     
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  11. Pollylocks

    Pollylocks Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Most cheeses are okay as far as I know Gazza1, the stronger the better for me and the more mature the lower the carb content. If I was told cheese was a no no when I was diagnosed I've have had to commit hari kari !!

    This is nice..cheesecake made with equal amounts of mascarpone and Philadelphia, a tiny bit of sweetener mixed in, don't need much, some vanilla essence or lemon or lime, almond flour mixed with melted butter as the base and I do mix in a couple of digestives to give it a bit of crunch but its not many carbs as its spread over the whole base, one cube of dark chocolate grated over the top. Very calorific but its very rich so you only need a small slice. Lovely !! :p
     
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    Mud Island Dweller Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    With all food cheese included eat to your meter. Some folks can do soft others can not. Oh and also eat to your pocket l limit my cheese..or l would go bust buying cheese. Boursin or Cheddar or Wensleydale with cranberry's or Philadelphia melting over a plate of hot food.. if none in the grate some cheddar over it. had grated cheddar on my stew last night.
     
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    daddys1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I eat all the cheeses a except for the one with the fruit like the Wensleydale & Cranberry's, I think I had one with apricots also had to have very small amounts, but the standards and strong cheeses including the full fat Philadelphia are all ok for me.
     
  14. DeejayR

    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Me too loves cheese. Is anyone keeping an eye on the salt content? Seems a bit high sometimes, eg feta and even cheddar. Should we be careful?
     
  15. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    It's all good.

    Well, except for those weird reduced fat monstrosities that lack flavour, integrity and soul.
     
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  16. Aldi is currently selling whole camemberts for only 89p
     
  17. I don't count salt (rightly or wrongly)
     
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  18. Pollylocks

    Pollylocks Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I used to and I still don't over do it.... but what we're meant to eat/not eat/is good for us [everyone not just diabetics] changes from month to month and if we took notice of everything the so called experts told us, none of us would be eating at all. :rolleyes:
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I love cheese, but Stilton is not one of my favourites. I said I would cut down, but................ had cheese with lunch.:oops: Cheese, for me, is just too yummy,:hungry::happy:

    RRb :)
     
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    Sancho panza Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh currently residing in my fridge are

    Isle of Man vintage cheddar
    Red Leicester
    Tesco cheddar with chilli and lime
    Tesco cheddar with jalapeños
    Blue Stilton
    Emmental
    And a bag of assorted babybell

    I loves me some cheese
     
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