How much cheese is too much cheese at a given time? Engaging in an experiment today I have eaten approx. .5kg of cheese(a variety of grocery store cheeses: parmegian, gouda and white cheddar). The sodium tally equates to 4+ grams consumed over three meals at intervals of 4-4.5 hours. Nevertheless, I feel quite fine, minus a little dry mouth and some slight signs of an accelerated heart rate(possibly atttributable to calcium). I am seeking some feedback on whether this quantity of sodium would be a dangerous thing long term as well as the calcium levels(and absorbability). Is this a one way street to health problems? I have heard that Northern Europeans have adjusted to dairy diets and that cheese has little effect(like superman and freight trains/bullets): is the casein kryptonitic or benign? What of the other ingredients in cheese(store-bought), eg. rennet, etc. Would this portend the doom of the Teutonic ubermensch? Or is the cheesy goodness really all that and a bag of...cheese curds??
Here is an article with a little snippet about sodium (if you scroll down) and it suggests that sodium intake should range between 1.5-2.3 grams per day. Since you love cheese, perhaps try ones with less sodium like ricotta or fresh mozzarella (of course every brand is different so you'll have to check our labels still).
I hope this helps!
I actually ate about 225g of raw morbier cheese last night around 7pm. I also noticed an accelerated heart rate when trying to go to sleep around 10.
As for the other questions, I see so much variability between quality cheese and crap cheese. Like mcdonalds vs grass fed ground beef, if we eat the quality stuff I can't imagine our bodies would let us eat 'too much'.
I don't know much about cheese, but I follow all sorts of maniacs (said lovingly) on FB - this guy just posted this about Parm.
DID U KNOW THAT raw parmesan cheese-the highest source of protein, calcium and glutamic acid among dairy products? It helps to form the tranquilizing amino acid GABA which acts like natural valium and also helps to detoxify ammonia from the body. Although an excitatory neurotransmitter, glutamic acid from parmesan cheese is not the same as the excitatory MSG. Its consumption from scrumptious foods like parmesan cheese is highly encouraged especially for men who are half Italian like myself.lf.men who are half Italian like myself.
i think the heart rate is attributable to a raised metabolic rate: that amount of fat is like dumping fuel onto a fire... it's gonna burn, baby! particularly in the absence of carbs, when it won't be stored.