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What cheeses can a diabetic eat?

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Diabetics should generally restrict the amount of cheese in their diets or opt for reduced-fat cheese with 1 gram of saturated fat or less per serving, according to the American Diabetes Association. One ounce of full-fat cheese often has as much as 8 grams of saturated fat.

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Cottage cheese is a low-fat cheese option for diabetics, according to Health.com. Cottage cheese also has the added ability to stabilize blood sugar levels and satiate hunger while providing calcium that promotes bone health.

Saturated fat found in cheese and other foods raises blood cholesterol levels, warns the American Diabetes Association. Diabetics are at an increased risk for coronary artery disease, so restricting intake of saturated fat lowers stroke and heart attack risks.

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