Medicine-Professor warns that cheese makes you fat, sick, and even addictive!

Medicine-Professor warns that cheese makes you fat, sick, and even addictive!


Cheese is considered with its high content of calcium and protein is particularly healthy. But in reality, the cheese could make you fat and even sick. Who can live without cheese and other dairy products, homemade herbal cheese to eat, without having to count calories is slim and healthy, postulated a US-scientists, and even warns that cheese is addictive.

Those who want to lose weight, usually carbohydrates and sugar, in focus, or does not meat and sausage, to be more into sports. Even cheese is problematic for the figure, in this country, the least on the Radar. “Cheese makes you fat, and even addictive,” claims best-selling author Neal Barnard, a Professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine.

Without the cheese, slowly, but permanently lose weight

Alone by the cheese waiver and the reduction of other milk products weight can be reduced, and, he promises in his new guide “Out of the cheese case”*. With approximately 500 grams per month, Barnard, six kilograms per year calculated. This effect is confirmed by various studies dealing with diets and weight.

Cheese is just as thick as chocolate

Hardly another food density has such a high energy, talk a lot of calories and calories as fat cheese. These fat calories are especially dangerous because the body creates it very quickly as fat deposits. And the higher the fat content of the cheese, the higher its proportion of saturated fatty acids, as well as the harmful cholesterol in the blood increase and heart disease favor.

Approximately 402 pounds calories are in full fat fat semi-hard cheese on average per 100 grams, and more than 30 grams. This cheese is quite chocolate-comparable.

To make matters worse, in the truest sense of the word, there is the fact that many of us eat cheese addition, so thick on the actually saturating Pizza, in addition to the Burger or the Steak – and no less of the other ingredients eat.

Milk is by nature actually “force feed”

But why cheese is so nutrient rich? Cheese is usually manufactured from full-fat milk. Already, this starting substance is indisputably a bomb of Calories, if you drink more than a quarter of a liter a day of it. By nature of the high nutrient content of the milk, however, is quite reasonable, because after all, the original function of the life by means of: The calf is to grow, grow big and strong;

Cheese contains a lot of salt

Cheese, however, provides not only a lot of fat, but also sodium, so salt that is added during manufacture. So 100 grams of Gouda contain almost 2.8 grams of salt, Gorgonzola, even of 3.6 grams. With a few rolls and perhaps some of the German nutrition society the daily maximum of 6 grams of ham is quickly exceeded.

This is risky, because too much salt is charged to the kidneys and can lead to water retention.

Three disturbing facts about cheese – and what to make of it

Despite these facts, cheese is considered as a valuable food. However, the opposite is the case, writes nutrition expert Neal Barnard. He criticizes especially the following:

1. Hormones in the milk

Milk contains a small amount of hormones, such as Estrogens and insulin-like growth factors. In this context, it is discussed since a long time on a prostate – and breast cancer risk. In Germany, the Federal Institute for risk assessment explains that, in the case of usual milk consumption (a quarter of a liter per day), there was no occasion for the adoption of a relevant health risk“. Hormones from food are absorbed by the body, probably less.

2. Milk proteins and the risk for allergies

Apart from lactose intolerance and a milk Allergy, which is comparable with an Allergy to soy, fish, nuts or eggs: milk proteins such as Casein seem to have the ability to worsen in some people with other allergies. The waiver of the milk and milk products such as cheese can cause, other allergies are mild or even disappear completely, says the Professor. Meaningful studies do not yet. For Allergy sufferers is so Easy to milk a waiver to try and watch what happens then.

3. Milk and Arthritis

The higher the fat content of milk and milk products is, the more arachidonic acid they contain. This natural fatty acid to fires in the body inflammation and can cause inflammation, therefore, also the joint such as Arthritis. The waiver of fat-rich milk and cheese is recommended, therefore, already for a long time people with chronic inflammation and is one of diet for the recognized Rheumatism.

Addictive Cheese

In addition to this, at least partially, worrying Hints of cheese is also under suspicion, to make addicted to. Milk and especially cheese, with its highly concentrated Form of milk contains opiatähnliche substances, the Casomorphine. As a result, in the brain, dopamine is released, and thus act as a drug, studies show.

The cheese-Junkie, but there is no

Cheese eating is often not physically dependent, so there is no cheese Junkies, the Casomorphine effect of mild to. However, the cheese-Morphine may increase the Demand for cheese and it is Overweight hard to do, to dispense with juicy lasagna, Pizza, and Cheeseburgers.

The European food safety authority (EFSA) sees this Problem, however. She left studies to evaluate and came to the conclusion that Casomorphine not survive the digestive process, thus not into the blood and also the blood-brain barrier is not overcome, can not reach, you come so, even in the brain. As with many other topics, there are studies with conflicting results and further investigation is needed.

No cheese – calcium deficiency threatens

Anyone who takes these warnings seriously and, therefore, the cheese omitted, however goes in a different risk: lack of calcium. Because milk and milk products are one of the most important suppliers for the bone and teeth block. However, calcium is also contained in many other foods:

  • Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Mineral waters with a high calcium content

By the way, plant milk from soy, almond, rice or oat contains as much calcium as cow’s milk and is therefore a genuine Alternative.

What should be out of the cheese is still off-limits and what is allowed

A healthy diet, according to Professor Barnard, however, means not only cheese and dairy waiver, but is overall a strong focus on plants. Food the are cancelling because of this:

  • Eggs
  • Meat, Sausage
  • Fish
  • Sugary processed foods
  • White flour products

Unlimited are recommended

  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Whole-grain cereals
  • Legumes

Plant milk, Miso, plants, yogurt, Butter as Kokosmus and Silken tofu round out this list, and enables a variety of fine dishes, which can taste a convinced meat – and cheese-lovers.

A daily schedule of this plant-based diet without cheese might look like this:

In the morning: oatmeal with plant milk and Apple cubes

Lunch: Spinach-Sweet Potato Lasagna

In The Evening: Pumpkin Soup

Cheese renunciation in everyday life: dairy-free cheese, self-made

Lasagna, but also Pizza and Pasta with “cheese” are allowed. However, solely of vegetable cheese is used. A recipe for plant mozzarella cheese that melts very well and can be great for AU Gratin is ideal for casseroles, lasagna and Pizza:


3 TBSP raw Cashewmus

1 TSP mild miso paste

1 1/2 TSP lemon juice

3 TBSP tapioca starch

250 ml of water

½ TSP sea salt

Preparation: place All ingredients in a blender and on the highest level of puree. The mixture is in a solid saucepan and, Stirring constantly, over moderate heat. After about three minutes the Whole will Flocculate something, everything combines to form a soft mass and forms a ball. The melting Mozza remove from heat, allow to cool and spoon on Pizza, lasagna or casserole.

Conclusion: cheese is unquestionable a lot of calories, contains depending on the variety, a lot of harmful cholesterol and salt. Therefore, it is not advisable to eat too much cheese. Strict waiver of cheese and other dairy products will prevent excess weight or even to reduce – if not other high-calorie foods as a substitute consumed. The plant-based diet, according to Professor Barnard, a vegan diet is, therefore, proposing the terms heart-circulatory diseases and rheumatism healthy, however, in everyday life, sometimes difficult to implement. Because the recipes are relatively cook-consuming. In addition, it is difficult without dairy products, sufficient calcium.

*Dr. Neal D. Barnard: Out of the cheese case; Narayana Verlag GmbH, 2018; ISBN 978-3-96257-041-5; 24,80 Euro