Side Effects of Eating Too Much Cheese

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If you chow down on mac and cheese only to find yourself full of uncomfortable regret soon after, you can probably blame all the cheddar

If you're one of the many unlucky adults with a limited ability to digest lactose—a number that registered dietitian Sarah Rueven, MS, CDN

"When someone with a lactose intolerance consumes cheese, the lactase in the cheese isn't broken down and is instead fermented in the gut by bacteria,"

If you're super lactose intolerant and eat too much cheese, all that lactose will move into your colon instead of being processed and absorbed within the body says Gorin.

Yes, not drinking enough water can easily lead to dehydration…but so can eating foods high in sodium, like creamy casseroles and double-decker cheeseburgers.

it can also cause people who are salt-sensitive to retain water. That's why individuals on low-sodium diets

Eating too much cheese can set you up for a greater risk of heart disease, says Rueven, since the high sodium levels raise your blood pressure

"Because people tend to think of cheese as a 'low-carb' food or one high in protein, they add it to many menu items like salads, sandwiches, and omelets

The problem? One ounce of cheese contains about 100 calories and eight grams of fat, she adds, so it's not the "healthy" food many people see it as

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