Alarming Facts About Cheese & Why You Shouldn’t Eat It

Americans love cheese. Cheddar, pepper jack, bleu, feta, mozzarella, provolone, brie, gouda, and a lot of other cheeses are devoured by people every day. In fact, the average American consumes about 31 pounds of cheese each year. If you really love cheese, you probably exceed this number. Americans love cheese so much so that pizza companies have started stuffing the crust with cheese!

 

This article was posted on this day (January 20th) for a reason. It is National Cheese Lover’s Day. We know that a lot of people know that they shouldn’t eat as much cheese as they do. It’s important to highlight the reasons why you should be avoiding this addictive dairy product.

 

Increased Risk of Heart Disease:

A lot of cows do not have positive living conditions and are treated like milk pumping machines. They are also fed a diet rich in GMOs and antibiotics, which contain hormones that make them produce more milk. Because cows ingest all of these chemicals, humans ingest them when they eat cheese or drink milk. This ultimately increases a person’s risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and many other ailments.

 

Cheese Is America’s #1 Source of Saturated Fat…And That’s Not Good:

In an average slice of pizza from a major pizza chain restaurant (think Domino’s or Pizza Hut), you get about two-thirds of your recommended daily intake of saturated fat. This has largely contributed to the obesity epidemic in America. Try to go for healthier fats like avocados, coconut oil, nuts and seeds, or extra virgin olive oil.

 

We want you to enjoy cheese, but we want you to do it in a healthy way. To help you avoid eating regular cheese we have some awesome vegan cheese recipes to help you out. Try them out. You might be surprised at how much you like them.

 

Spicy Nacho Cheese Sauce:

raw-nacho-cheese-sauce

Some people thought that they would never see a raw nacho cheese sauce. We are here to prove them wrong and present you with this tasty recipe.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Herbed Cashew Cheese:

herbed-cashew-cheese

Vegan cheeses are becoming more popular, in case you haven’t noticed. Rather than causing inflammation by eating regular dairy, try this herbed cashew cheese that is bursting with flavor.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Easy Raw Vegan Parmesan Cheese:

cashew-parmesan

You can sprinkle this on raw zoodles or over your salads. It gives you that nuttiness of Parmesan that you know and love, but this is actually healthy!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Sources:

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/5-alarming-facts-about-cheese-and-your-health/

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-cheese-lovers-day-january-20/

2019-01-16T10:34:38-07:00