While most registered dietitians agree that any cheese can be a part of a balanced, healthy approach to weight loss, choosing a lighter cheese may help cut calories overall. Cabot Sharp Lite50 and Sharp Lite75 Cheddars are great options if you're trying to lose a few pounds or just maintain your current weight. They're lower in calories, fat and sodium compared to other light cheeses, but still packed with protein and nutrients.
Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2, is a major health concern in America today and is largely influenced by diet. People living with Type 1 diabetes do not produce the insulin needed for their cells to process sugar (glucose), whereas Type 2 is characterized by the body's inability to use the insulin being produce. Regardless of type, though, food can have a large impact on diabetes management. Fortunately, dealing with diabetes doesn't have to mean giving up foods you love!
For individuals living with diabetes, cheese is a protein-rich option to replace high-carbohydrate foods and may help keep blood sugar stable. In addition, increased consumption of low-fat and fat-free dairy may protect against weight gain and insulin resistance syndrome, two primary risk factors of Type 2 Diabetes.
Physical activity aids in balance, endurance, strength & flexibility.
Staying active can improve your mood and balance, decrease your risk of developing certain diseases and conditions, while helping you maintain a longer independent life.
A protein-rich diet along with exercise can help you stay fit and keep your mind sharp.
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When making cheddar, the milk is separated into curds and whey, and the whey (where most of the lactose is) is drained from the curds, which are then pressed into blocks of cheese. Any residual lactose remaining in the cheese is broken down in the natural aging process. So aged cheeses, like Cabot cheddars, contain zero grams of lactose.
Due to our sourcing, we cannot guarantee these products to be wheat-free. All of the rest of Cabot's products and ingredients have been researched and verified to be gluten-free and are produced in a gluten-free environment.
Light Cheddars are low in fat and calories
Heat & Melt: Use lower heat and give it more time for best melting results.
Shred & Grate: Our Sharp Lite75 cheddar cheese makes a great substitute for other hard cheeses like Parmasan & Romano due to similar low moisure content.
Zap & Ooze: When microwaving, cook covered on a low setting, rotate often and stir frequently to get perfect oozing goodness.
Savor the Flavor: Our Light Cheddars have won every major award for taste. Made with pure, fresh, wholesome milk.