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What does 100 calories of cheese look like?

What does 100 calories of cheese look like?

We all love cheese platter but don’t let it ruin your healthy diet by practicing portion control with this 100 calorie guide of popular types of cheeses.
Cheese is good for you since it’s not only packed with protein it also contains vitamins and minerals. But be careful with its high calories and fat content. In order to keep your portions in check, here is what 100 calories look like for different types of cheeses.

Marble cheese
It is rich in Calcium, zinc, vitamin A, riboflavin, selenium and phosphorus, it pairs nicely with an apple slice since it has a sharp taste which balances well with fruits.
25-g serving (8 g fat) = 100 calories

Camembert
Go for a healthy snack by spreading camembert on crackers or a crusty baguette. You can also eat the soft rind, it contains Calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B12, zinc, phosphorus and selenium.
33-g serving (8 g fat) =100 calories

Cream cheese
Have it as a delicious treat served with warmed pita slices which are baked in the oven and benefit from its good source of vitamin A, choline, phosphorus and calcium.
33-g serving (8 g fat) =100 calories

Feta cheese
A very tasty cheese that can be eaten on its own or added over a salad or pizza, it contains vitamins B6 and B12, Riboflavin, calcium, phosphorus, selenium and zinc.
38-g serving (8 g fat) =100 calories

Mozzarella cheese
The mozzarella cheese is very mild in flavor and goes well with stronger foods, such as prosciutto (Italian ham) and basil, it is rich in phosphorus, calcium, and selenium.
33-g serving (7 g fat) = 100 calories

Parmesan
Parmesan is hard and salty, known for its sharp flavor which is often grated over pasta, it contains calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and selenium.
25-g serving (7 g fat) =100 calories

Roquefort/Blue
This French, flavorful blue cheese is typically made of sheep’s milk. You can benefit from its rich source of vitamin A, riboflavin, calcium, phosphorus and selenium.
27-g serving (8 g fat) =100 calories

Chevre (goat cheese)
Goat cheese is light-flavored cheese which has a bit of taste without being too intense. It is rich in vitamin A, riboflavin, phosphorus and copper. Make a quick appetizer by spreading it on a toast with a cherry tomato slice.
37-g serving (8 g fat) =100 calories

Swiss cheese
It is aged longer than other types, so it’s got a sweeter taste than most cheeses. Swiss cheese contains vitamin B12, calcium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.
26-g serving (8 g fat) =100 calories

Christelle Bedrossian
Dietitian-Nutritionist
Beirut, Lebanon

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