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Eating Cheese, Butter And Cream Can Help Protect You From Heart Disease, Study Finds

Eating Cheese, Butter And Cream Can Help Protect You From Heart Disease, Study Finds

INDYPULSE Eating cheese, butter and cream can help protect you from heart disease, study finds Fatty foods such as cheese, butter, and cream are often considered culprits of heart disease – but according to a new study, a diet high in saturated fat could in fact bring significant health benefits. Eating more naturally high-fat foods while limiting the amount of carbohydrates consumed did not cause an increase in harmful cholesterol, researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway found. Simon Dankel, who led the study, told The Independent the research showed the human body “can do perfectly well with fats as its main energy source.” “People will say: ‘you can’t lose weight, you can’t go on any diets with saturated fats, no matter what’,” said Dr Dankel. “But in this context, we see a very positive metabolic response. You can base your energy in your diet on either on carbohydrates or fat. It doesn’t make a big difference.” NHS guidelines advise people to eat less saturated fat, because a diet high in saturated fat can raise the level of cholesterol in the blood. Men are recommend men eat no more than 30g of saturated fat a day, and women no more than 20g. Around 40 obese men took part in the study, which Dr Dankel said was more strictly controlled and therefore more reliable than previous research into low-carb diets. Half were given a strict low-fat, high-carb diet, while the others ate fewer carbohydrates but doubled their intake of saturated fats, with 24 per cent of their entire energy intake for one day coming from butter alone. “We emphasized dairy fats especially. The people were eating cream and butter, and some coconut oil,” said Dr Dankel, who stressed the diet didn’t include processed fats found in junk food. Both groups ate p Continue reading >>

Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

This Easy, No Bake Sugar-Free Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse is a pumpkin and low carb lovers dream! It’s gluten free, keto and made with just 6 ingredients! Pumpkin season has arrived! Creamy pumpkin cheesecake flavor but with a light and fluffy texture that is irresistible! It doesn’t hurt that this fabulous dessert is also low in carbs either does it? Since this recipe has been a super popular one on my blog since first being posted September of 2013, I knew it needed to be back up in the forefront with some updated photos. So those who are new to my blog and those new as email subscribers can enjoy this easy 6 ingredient deliciousness! While it’s not a new recipe it is my first pumpkin recipe I’m sharing of the season and a video was needed! Be ready for more recipes to come and make sure you have some canned pure pumpkin on hand, not the prepared pie filling stuff either, just plain pureed pumpkin please. Boy that is a lot of P’s!! Seen here topped with some Sukrin Gold (brown sugar sub). It really is so quick and easy to make for a light dessert anytime. And who doesn’t love a no bake type recipe right? I’m a lover of cheesecake and all things creamy like mousse! I just recently shared my Peanut Butter Mousse which tastes like a peanut butter cup as my hubby stated! I’ve got some other mousse flavors you might enjoy if pumpkin isn’t your thing. Try my Butterscotch Cheesecake Mousse, Cappuccino Cheesecake Mousse, Mocha Mousse, or my Coffee Ricotta Mousse all fantastic choices! You don’t have to use a piping tool to make the mousse swirl in the glass, but it makes it oh so much prettier. I, for one, am not good with a pastry bag so I bought a Wilton Dessert Decorater gadget I love and helps me tremendously. Yes a pastry bag might be nice to j Continue reading >>

Light Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Cheesecake

Light Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Cheesecake

Light Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Cheesecake This light greek yogurt cream cheese cheesecake has decadence written all over it, but I love that its lightened up! I promise you wont miss the full fat cream cheese and heavy sour cream. This cheesecake is light and fluffy, but still rich, has a very subtle lemony flavor and it wont leave you feeling guilty! You guys. This weekend, Trevor and I had light greek yogurt cream cheese cheesecake. Sounds like a mouthful, right? Well, it was and it was a very delicious mouthful for about 200 caloriesLESS thanthe calories of regular cheesecake! It also is significantlylower in fat and has 17 grams of protein per slice (see my notes in the recipe for more information). Now let me tell you, this is not healthy, its just less bad, so you can maybe eat one more tiny slice and not feel as bad about it! I am constantly on the search for how to lighten up desserts, without losing any of the sinful flavors and textureonly the calories and I think this one really succeeded! This cheesecake is still so creamy and rich, and nothings better than a Nilla Wafer crust. Smother it in fruit or just eat it plain, youll never know that this light greek yogurt cream cheese cheesecake is *better* for you than the traditional cheesecake! I knew I wanted to make a lightened up cheesecake for you guys, so on Friday I went to the grocery store and got everything I needed. Then Saturday morning, I took out my ingredients so they could soften to room temperature. We took Teddy to the park and when we got home I was raring to go! But wait! I could NOT for the life of me find my cheesecake springform pan . I looked everywhere! Like the, I emptied cabinets, scoured through cupboards, checked crazy places where there was no chance theyd be but it was all that was Continue reading >>

What Snacks Are Good For Someone With Diabetes?

What Snacks Are Good For Someone With Diabetes?

What snacks are good for someone with diabetes? D.D. Family T1 since 9/05, pump since 4/06, CGMS since 10/07 What snacks are good for someone with diabetes? Such a seemingly simple question can have so many different answers, it's amazing! For starters- let's look at some basics of understanding how blood sugar is controlled. Food, namely, carbohydrates, raise blood sugar. Things like insulin and exercise lower blood sugar. Everyone with diabetes has a different way they balance these factors, making diabetes a very one size does NOT fit all disease. If you're on an insulin pump or an MDI regimen where you count carbohydrates, pretty much anything goes as far as snacks. The flexibility of these regimens means you can eat what you want when you want. However, some things will still produce a pronounced spike in blood sugar, thanks to simple carbohydrates. For this reason, things like regular soda or juice are hard to work in if you're not experiencing low blood sugar at that point in time. If you are experiencing low blood sugar, simple carbs are great though! While you may be able to cover anything with insulin, keep in mind the basics of a healthy diet! Some people use insulin, like NPH, that peaks at a certain time and therefore necessitates snacking during the peaking. If that's the case, it's important the snack has a consistent amount of carbohydrates- enough to balance this peak and prevent low blood sugar without going too high though. Still other people are using diet and exercise or oral medications to manage their diabetes. For these people, snacks don't have to follow such a prescribed regimen, but still are a part of life and need to be fitted in with diabetes. Keep in mind that carbohydrates raise blood sugar. Nothing needs to be outright banned, but moder Continue reading >>

What Has Fewer Carbs, Low-fat Cream Cheese Or Low-fat Ricotta?

What Has Fewer Carbs, Low-fat Cream Cheese Or Low-fat Ricotta?

Everyone needs to eat some carbs, since these provide you with energy and are the energy source your brain prefers. However, if you are following a low-carb diet to try to slim down or if you are diabetic, you might want to watch the number of carbs you eat. While grains, fruits and vegetables are the main sources of carbs, even dairy products like low-fat cream cheese and ricotta contain some carbs. Total Carbohydrates Low-fat cream cheese has more carbs than low-fat ricotta when you compare equal serving sizes, with 20 carbs per cup compared to 13. Of course while you might be likely to eat a cup of ricotta cheese, you probably won't eat that much cream cheese. A tablespoon of low-fat cream cheese has only 1.2 grams of carbs, making it lower in carbs per serving than low-fat ricotta. Both low-fat cream cheese and low-fat ricotta contain some sugar from the lactose in the milk used to make them. However, cream cheese has a lot more naturally occurring sugar than ricotta cheese. Even so, neither of these products is likely to cause your blood sugar levels to spike after you eat them since dairy products are low on the glycemic index, which measures how much different foods increase blood sugar levels. Best Dairy Options If you are looking for the dairy products with the lowest carbs, The American Diabetes Association recommends non-fat dairy products including milk, plain yogurt, unflavored soy milk and light yogurt that doesn't have any added sugar. A 1-cup serving of milk or a 2/3-cup serving of plain yogurt contains only 12 grams of carbs. Considerations Not only does low-fat ricotta have fewer carbs than low-fat cream cheese, it is also more nutritious, containing fewer calories, less fat and more calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium per cup. You can us Continue reading >>

Low Carb Sugar Free Cream Cheese Frosting

Low Carb Sugar Free Cream Cheese Frosting

Home Low Carb Sugar Free Cream Cheese Frosting Low Carb Sugar Free Cream Cheese Frosting A silky-smooth low carb sugar free cream cheese frosting recipe thats perfect for carrot cakes, red velvet cakes, layer cakes, and cupcakes. Cream cheese frosting was one of my favorites growing up especially on my mothers carrot cake. She made one every year for Easter and slathered it in tangy-sweet cream cheese frosting. It was so good that I often ate just the frosting and left the cake behind. Now that Im grown with my own children, I continue moms Easter tradition and make my family a low carb carrot cake with a sugar free cream cheese frosting (and sometime carrot cupcakes). In fact this frosting is so fast and easy to make, its my go-to recipe for decorating all kinds of cupcakes and even layer cakes. Some people dont care for cream cheese frosting. They dont like the tang. My sugar free cream cheese frosting recipe tames the tanginess by whipping the cream cheese with butter, resulting in a silky-smooth texture. Whipping the ingredients produces a fluffy cream cheese frosting much nicer than the original my mother made, which was a little runny and overly sweet. If you are new to low carb you may be wondering how to make cream cheese frosting without sugar. Its easy. I use a natural low carb sugar alternative like an erythritol/stevia blend in place of the sugar. I like Sukrin Icing Sugar but Swerve Confectioners is another popular brand. Because erythritol isnt digested or absorbed in the body, this sugar free frosting recipe shouldnt impact blood sugar. I would consider it safe for diabetics and weight loss. However, this is a treat and as I tell my children, treats are sometimes foods. (Read more about low carb sugar free sweeteners .) Beware: its common to see recipes Continue reading >>

The Best No-carb Cloud Bread With Only 4 Ingredients

The Best No-carb Cloud Bread With Only 4 Ingredients

The Best No-Carb Cloud Bread with Only 4 Ingredients | In My Kitchen , Low Carb Recipes , What's Cooking I thought what the heck is Cloud Bread? Bread with no carbs? I saw this recipe few months ago and with the name like that I knew I had to give it a try. Im not sure why I waited this long. This Cloud Bread is so soft, airy, fluffy and practically melts in your mouth. It is very delicious home-made bread replacement that is practically carb-free, gluten-free and high in protein. Kids really loving it too! They are so fooled thinking it is a real bread. But I dont reallymake it for them. I started making it for myself because Im on no-sugar, no-carb eating journey at the moment. Thank god Im not a sweet person so I never ever crave sugar or cookies, but this Cloud bread is fooling me too. This recipe is making it easy not to crave bread. It can be consumed in a variety or ways such as hamburger buns, hot or cold sandwich. My favorite way to enjoy my cloud bread is to put a slice of tomato and melted mozzarella on top or with a piece of smoked salmon and cream cheese or with mushed avocados and tomatoes on top. The possibilities for this high-value snack are endless. Related: You will also love these 2-Ingredient No Carb Cloud Bread Chips ! teaspoonbaking powder (or cream of tartar) These ingredients are optional and highly recommended: 1 TBS BrownSugar (or honey, oryour favoritenatural sweetener) I like to use Coconut PalmSugar because it is low glycemic and adds a subtle sweetness to my baking and is perfect for coffee or tea) Also optional are salt, garlic powder, rosemary and other fave spices/herbs Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (150 degrees Celsius) Separate the eggs, there must be no yolk in the white. In one bowl, mix together the egg yolks, cream chees Continue reading >>

Dairy

Dairy

Tweet Diary foods are a popular dietary choice and with low fat and lactose free dairy available, there’s more choice for those following different diets. Dairy products have long been thought to be good for bones, however, there are differing views on this health benefit. Which foods count as dairy? Dairy foods are those which are derived animal milk and include: Milk Cream Yoghurt Cheese Butter Unsweetened dairy products tend to be a popular choice amongst people following low carbohydrate diets. Health benefits of dairy food Diary foods contain a good source of calcium, protein and vitamin B12. The National Osteoporosis Society recommends a daily intake of 700mg of calcium for adults. This is roughly equivalent to the calcium content in a pint of milk with other sources of calcium including: Beans Dark green vegetables such as kale and broccoli Fish with edible bones such as sardines and salmon Protein is important for muscle repair and growth and vitamin B12 is good for the nervous system. Health risks of dairy food Lactose intolerance is relatively common and has been found to be more prevalent in people of Asian and African-Caribbean descent. Classic symptoms of lactose intolerance include stomach pains or cramps, feeling bloated or experiencing flatulence or diarrhoea after having dairy products. A number of lactose free products are now available in most large supermarkets. Full fat dairy foods have relatively high calorie contents so should be eaten in moderation. Low fat and dairy products made from skimmed milk offer a lower calorie alternative. Despite often being touted as good for our bones, some health groups, including the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in the US, note that whilst research has shown calcium to be good for bones, the bene Continue reading >>

Best Low Carb Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe Sugar Free

Best Low Carb Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe Sugar Free

Have your sweets without guilt with the bestlow carb peanut butter fudge made with cream cheese. Its sugar free and just 1.5g carbs a square! bestlow carb peanut butter fudge made with cream cheese. Its sugar free and just 1.5g carbs a square! | LowCarbYum.com width=683 height=1024 /> I posted a peanut butter fudge recipe on the Low Carb Yum Facebook page last week that was a big disappointment. The blogger had removed the full recipe as its now in her cookbook. She did leave the ingredient list so you might be able to figure it out. However, why risk it? Im not a fan of charging for my recipes. One day, when I have the time, I may take some time to develop recipes for a cookbook. But, I would never remove any of my recipes published online. If I start selling cookbooks, Id have to come up with modified or brand new recipes. Since I currently dont have a product that I sell, my only revenue from the blog comes from advertisements and affiliate links. The ads on this site make all my recipes free. So, dont knock them unless youd rather pay for access to the low carb recipes. The affiliate links on the site are less obnoxious and I only get a small payment if a purchase is made. It costs the same either way, but online retailers do like to reward those that bring them customers. I appreciate everyone who does buy from sites like Amazon and Keto Krate using my links. It keeps the free recipes coming! There is a ton of work that goes on to keep a blog going. I dont have a lot of time to experiment with recipes as I have a full-time job and a small child at home. The Low Carb Yum blog has grown much larger than I ever expected. One day soon, I may actually reach my goal and afford to leave my engineering jobso I can be my own boss. Isnt that everyones dream? I felt bad that Continue reading >>

Diet And Diabetes | Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

Diet And Diabetes | Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

Its important to learn about proper meal-planning when your child has diabetes. Thats because the type and amount of food your child eats affects his blood sugar levels. One of the ways to achieve proper blood sugar control is by making sure your child is eating a balance of healthy foods that contain carbohydrates, protein and fat. Carbohydrates in foods affect the body's blood sugar the most. They are also an important source of energy for children, as the body turns carbohydrates into blood sugar. About half the calories your child eats should come from carbohydrates, but a dietitian can help you decide how much carbohydrate your child needs each day. Sources of carbohydrates include the following: Healthy carbohydrates to eat daily include high-fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Whole grains are less processed than refined grains and contain more vitamins, minerals and fiber. You can replace white flour and refined grains with whole grain crackers, breads and cereals, whole wheat pasta, oats and brown rice. Sugar is also a carbohydrate. It does not affect your child's blood sugar any differently than other carbohydrates do. Your child can eat sweets and sugars in moderation if they are counted as part of the daily carbohydrate intake. Sweets and sugar do not have many vitamins or minerals, though, so they should be eaten in small amounts. Protein and fat do not affect the body's blood sugar level as much as carbohydrates. However, the amount of protein and fat in your child's diet may need to be counted as it is important for your child to eat the appropriate amount of both. Too much fat can increase your child's risk for heart disease and may make it difficult for your child to maintain a healthy weight. Your child's dietitian can help you de Continue reading >>

11 Best Brand Name Cheeses For Weight Loss

11 Best Brand Name Cheeses For Weight Loss

50 Fat-Burning Detox Waters for Weight Loss 11 Best Brand Name Cheeses for Weight Loss Rumor has it that eating cheese can make it nearly impossible to lose weight. Lucky for you cheese lovers, science says it isnt so! 11 Best Brand Name Cheeses for Weight Loss Rumor has it that eating cheese can make it nearly impossible to lose weight. Lucky for you cheese lovers, science says it isnt so! By Eat This, Not That! Editors April 21, 2015 In fact, consuming calcium-rich foodslike your favorite rich and creamy cheesemay have the exact opposite effect. The calcium in cheese can help ward off flab by preventing cellular changes in the body that cause fat storage, studies suggest. Cheese is also packed with protein and fat, which help boost satiety and ward off cravings for unhealthy, processed fare like cookies and candy. However, if youre serious about slimming down and reaping the body-trimming benefits, some cheeses fare far better than others. The options listed below all come in under 100 calories and have 250 milligrams of sodium or less, making them fair game no matter what your trim-down or health goals may be. Pick some up next time you hit the supermarket and watch that health-harming excess weight melt away! Continue reading >>

The Gestational Diabetes Diet: Taking Carbs From A Pregnant Lady

The Gestational Diabetes Diet: Taking Carbs From A Pregnant Lady

When I decided, at age 40, that I wanted to try to have a child, I knew I faced a few elevated risks over younger women: first and foremost, I might not be able to conceive at all. I mentally prepared myself—as much as I could, anyway—for that and other possibilities, including the higher risk of the baby having a genetic defect. So far I’ve been fortunate. The one risk I hadn’t given much thought to—the higher chance of developing gestational diabetes—is the only one that has been a factor in my pregnancy. I’m fairly healthy, I have no history of diabetes in my family, and I try to eat well—lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and few highly processed junk foods. But older pregnant women—and that means even women as young as in their late 20s, believe it or not—can have a harder time regulating insulin, leading to increased blood sugar levels. Gestational diabetes, if not controlled through diet and exercise, can cause high-birth-weight babies and potentially lead to delivery complications, as well as increasing the risk that the child will develop obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life. For the mother, there’s also the risk of high blood pressure and a higher likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. I haven’t been diagnosed with gestational diabetes so far. But because my blood sugar was a little high during my early glucose tolerance test (this is given to all pregnant women around 28 weeks, but women of my age are also sometimes tested earlier), I was advised to exercise more frequently and follow a low-carbohydrate diet, the same advice given to those with the diagnosis. The last thing a pasta-loving pregnant lady with a sweet tooth wants to hear is that she should cut out carbs. I have always been skeptical of the low-carb Continue reading >>

Selecting The Best Cheese For A Kidney Diet

Selecting The Best Cheese For A Kidney Diet

Selecting the best cheese for a kidney diet Posted December 21, 2011 in Tips , Tags: best cheese for kidney diet , cheese , Kidney Diet , low phosphorus , low potassium , low sodium cheese by Sara Colman, RD, CDE. Cheese is a featured ingredient in this months DaVita recipe collection, Kidney-Friendly Cheesy Appetizers . Almost everyone likes cheese, but kidney patients are told to limit or even avoid it due to the phosphorus content. In addition, some cheeses are quite high in sodium. Not all cheeses are created equal. Phosphorus ranges from 20 mg to 380 mg per ounce, based on the kind of cheese, whether it is regular versus low-fat or fat-free, and the manufacturer. In general, processed cheeses and hard cheeses are higher in phosphorus, natural cheeses are lower, and soft cheeses are lowest in phosphorus. Manufacturers are not required to list phosphorus on the label, but you can find it in nutrition analysis books, software programs or online food analyzers . The USDA National Nutrient Database is available for anyone to download and use at no charge. The Nutrition Log in DaVita Diet Helper is also a great resource for checking the nutrients in different cheeses. Sodium content of cheese varies from 5 mg to over 500 mg per ounce, with low-sodium cheese, brie, cream cheese, ricotta, natural cheddar and natural Swiss cheese in the 0 to 200 mg range. Higher sodium cheeses include processed cheese, blue cheese, feta, most hard cheese and soy cheese. Sodium is always available on the nutrition label, so you can compare brands to select the product lowest in sodium. If you buy a higher sodium cheese, choose a strong flavored variety like extra sharp cheddar, feta or blue cheese and use only a small amount. Potassium content is generally low in most cheeses, ranging from Continue reading >>

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Nutrition Facts & Calories

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Nutrition Facts & Calories

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Nutrition Facts & Calories For best results, be sure to enable the option to PRINT BACKGROUND IMAGES in the following browsers: - Firefox (File > Page Setup > Format & Options) - Internet Explorer 6/7 (Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Printing) - In Internet Explorer 7 you will need to adjust the default "Shrink To Fit" setting. (Go File > Print Preview > adjust the Shrink To Fit dropdown to 100%.) - Mac Safari (Click print below > Copies & Pages > Safari) Note: Printing via Mac Firefox is currently not supported. Print this Page For best results, be sure to enable the option to PRINT BACKGROUND IMAGES in the following browsers: - Firefox (File > Page Setup > Format & Options) - Internet Explorer 6/7 (Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Printing) - In Internet Explorer 7 you will need to adjust the default "Shrink To Fit" setting. (Go File > Print Preview > adjust the Shrink To Fit dropdown to 100%.) - Mac Safari (Click print below > Copies & Pages > Safari) Note: Printing via Mac Firefox is currently not supported. Nutrition facts label for Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese This feature requires Flash player to be installed in your browser. Download the player here. NUTRITIONAL TARGET MAP The Nutritional Target Map allows you to see at a glance how foods line up with your nutritional and weight-management goals. The closer a food is to the right edge of the map, the more essential nutrients per calorie it contains. For a more nutritious diet, select foods that fall on the right half of the map. The closer a food is to the top edge of the map, the more likely it is to fill you up with fewer calories. If you want to restrict your caloric intake without feeling hungry, choose foods from the top half of the map. Foods that are close to Continue reading >>

Light And Healthy Low Fat Alfredo Sauce - Our Best Bites

Light And Healthy Low Fat Alfredo Sauce - Our Best Bites

Alfredo sauce is one of those things that I usually only splurge on in restaurants. Its simple combination of cream, butter, and cheese is downright magical, but alsodownright indulgent!I always worried that creating a healthier alfredo sauce recipe wouldnt do the original justice but Ive found a great combination of ingredients that maintains that creamy luxurious experience and cuts fat and calories big time. This isnt a recipewhos purpose is copycat with different ingredients (like this other version of a cream sauce , using cauliflower- also super delicious.) . This recipe still uses real cheese, and real butter, just way less of it and some clever additions to make up the difference. This healthy, low-fat alfredo sauce is one of the most popular recipes on our site. Its beenherefor almost 10 years now(originally shared in August of 2008) and I finally got around to updating the photos, and even adding a video for you! The great thing about this recipe is that its made from simple ingredients that you probably already have at home. Its also madein under 10 minutesso if you keep this stuff around its great for last-minute meals. And if you really dont care TOO much about calories, go ahead and make it with whole milk. Its still going to be waaay lighter than using cream, and it tastes extra delicious. This recipe starts in the blender. Youll combine some light cream cheese (which adds creaminess and also adds body to the sauce), milk (anything from nonfat to whole milk works, I really like 1-2%), and a little bit of flour (which helps thicken the sauce). Blend it up until its smooth. Meanwhile youll melt just a couple pats of butter in a pan with some minced garlic. Your blender mixture gets poured right into that pan. After it simmers for just a few minutes to thic Continue reading >>

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