Monday, January 5, 2009
Is Velveeta Cheese considered to be a healthy dairy product?
My New Year's Resolution was to begin eating a healthier diet. My doctor instructed me to choose a balanced diet including the basic food groups.
Please clear something up for me. Is Velveeta cheese a healthy dairy product? Is it really a CHEESE?
What exactly is it, and how can I incorporate it into my daily diet?
Thank you in advance for sharing your wisdom.
Hungry in 2009
After much research, I wanted to share my findings with you.
According to ASKER.com :
"Technically it's not cheese. It's a manufactured product made of vegetable oil, modified milk solids, flavorings, stabilizers, seaweed extracts and other chemicals that allow it it to melt and stay stable in conditions that real (natural) cheeses would not. Look at the label. It says "processed cheese food", not just cheese."
I then went to my refrigerator and found that the very LAST ingredient listed on the package was "Cheese culture", hinting that a microscopic amount of cheese may be present.
"Microscopic" is good enough for me! I say yes, it qualifies!
The biggest health benefit to Velveeta cheese is it's comforting powers when added to various starches. Proven to reduce stress in all Velveeta partakers studies, the product's power to elevate serotonin levels in lab mice was unprecedented.
Although outlawed in many foreign countries, I feel that it has been one of the most underrated food products of our time.
Great for those who battle with depression, or have problems with relationships in general. A good home cooked meal of Velveeta and__________ (you fill in the blank) will keep your mind at ease and will put a smile on the faces of those around your dinner table.
So depending on how you define "healthy", I say go ahead an indulge. Add it to healthy chicken soup, put chunks of it into your low fat salad. Grill a piece between 2 slices of weight watcher's bread if you're counting calories. Nachos ,salsa and Velveeta ,if you're feeling saucy, top a healthy baked potato with melted cheese. If you are having colon troubles, add some broccoli for the fiber.
Hungry..It's ALL GOOD!
Enjoy your 2009!
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