There are many different types of nutrition and diets that can be found either online, or in various other sources. Many of them are based on a process that we call ketosis, in which your body stops using carbohydrates as the main source of energy, and instead uses its own body fat, and fat that is taken with food, as the primary energy source. The mentioned state of ketosis can be achieved by a ketogenic diet, which is actually just another name for a low carbohydrate diet, because on the ketogenic type of diet, your goal is to eat food rich in proteins and fats, and low in carbohydrates. There are many different meals and food you can eat in order to meet the mentioned criteria. In this article we will mostly talk about cheese and cheese based products.
Cheese is a generic term for a larger group of food products based on milk. Cheese consists of proteins and fat from milk, with the milk usually being from cows, or goats, sheep or other species. It is basically produced by coagulation of a milk protein called casein. The textures, styles and flavorse of cheese depend on the origin of milk (and the animals diet).
The exact nutritional values of cheese varies also because there are many different types of cheese. Fresh cheese, also known as quark (per 100 grams) has around 4 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of proteins, and 3 grams of fat. Regular hard cheese (also per 100 grams) has around 3 grams of carbohydrates, 25 grams of proteins, and around 28 grams of fat. There are also many other types of cheese, with different nutritional values, but these are amont the most common types.
As we can see, cheese usually has a very low amount of carbohydrates, and a fairly decent amount of proteins and fats, which is precisely what one needs to mantain the state of ketosis on a ketogenic diet, or to start the ketosis in the first place. There are many recipes based on cheese which one can use while on a ketogenic diet, but one one should make sure that nothing that contains carbohydrates is added while preparing them.The author of this article promotes the truth about the effectiveness of ketogenic type of nutrition.