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Marscapone and Other Such Cheeses

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Listlad, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Marscapone. As an alternative to Greek yogurt and or double cream. I enjoy this stuff, but is it likely to “clog our arteries up” etc?

    3.5g / 100 carbs

    45g / 100 fat
     
    #1 Listlad, Jun 30, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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  2. britishpub

    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Strangely, the food you eat does not go straight into your arteries.
     
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  3. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Nope. It was a tongue in cheek expression.
     
  4. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    So what exactly are you wanting to know @Listlad ?
     
  5. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Is it likely to do any harm from a fat intake point of view?
     
  6. wiflib

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

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    Depends what your carb intake is like, I eat all sat fat with impunity but that’s because I don’t eat carbs. If I were eating carbs (which I never will again) I’d avoid fat, I don’t think the two go together well.
     
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  7. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Okay, but do you think loads of the stuff would be harmful, either way?
     
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    wiflib Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I just answered that and I have a feeling you are heading towards some sort of punchline. You know all about LCHF.
     
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  9. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I have never eaten that type of cheese, I do go through a lot of Danish Blue cheese and Cheddar though.

    My blood tests for a full panel cholesterol test are great, I get these every three months alongside my hba1c blood test. It would be the best way of checking if that cheese/s is going to clog you up over a period of time.
     
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  10. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I've been eating higher fat foods for some 4 decades now - whenever I could get away with it, and last time I was at the clinic the nurse did my blood pressure and seemed rather disappointed that it was absolutely normal. That is the usual reaction after I tell them about all the 'bad' fats I eat.
     
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  11. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Nice answer. Thanks.
     
  12. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed some members tend to be adverse to the higher fat cream cheeses as opposed to the harder cheeses and wondered if there was a good reason for that?
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    As in:

    “Blocked arteries, also known as Atherosclerosis, is the build-up of fibrous and fatty material inside the arteries and is the underlying condition that causes coronary heart disease and other circulatory diseases.”

    In the past the expression has been often used casually to refer to the build up of such fatty materials from eating the wrong form of food (maybe such as high fat cream cheese) so the question for the learned font of knowledge is directed towards that angle.
     
  14. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    ask the members you have noticed?
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I will wait and see what they say in their own good time.

    I will probably go down the route suggested by Tipetoo and have a cholesterol test done at the local pharmacist.
     
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    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    if you search the forum or website, there are many threads and articles about the significance (or not) of cholesterol levels.
     
  17. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Yes but it was soft cream type cheeses I was interested in. Thats because I eat a lot of that stuff.

    Yes of course, why start a thread when it can be searched. Good point. :D
     
  18. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I see that thread starting for the purpose of meaningless argument and put downs is a thing. Bowing out.
     
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  19. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    The thread was started to try and ascertain the drawbacks (if any) of eating larger quantities of soft cream cheese as part of a lower carb higher fat diet. That’s it. No more no less. If nobody knows then so be it. Best answers so far have been from Tipetoo and Resurgam.

    Shades of Q ‘s thread come flooding back.
     
  20. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Marscapone 44% fat
    Cheddar 35% fat
    Ricotta 7% fat
    If that is useful, interesting or significant I have no idea, I just eat them.
     
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