Is Queso Fresco Good for Weight Loss? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: Queso fresco is good for obesity. Because it has protein and calcium, which can help you lose weight and strengthen your bones.

Obesity is a condition that affects your body weight and health.

In obesity, your body stores excess fat, especially around your waist, which can increase your risk of various health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.

One of the key factors in managing obesity is diet.

What you consume can affect your calorie intake, which can impact your weight and health.

To effectively manage obesity, you should consume protein-rich foods like lean meat, eggs, and beans, and avoid sugar-rich foods like soda, candy, and pastries.

Now, queso fresco is a traditional Mexican cheese made with raw cow’s milk or a combination of cow and goat milk.

It is slightly salty and tangy in taste and adds a good balance to spicy dishes.

People usually crumble it over tacos, salads, soups, or eat it as a snack.

Queso fresco is good for obesity because it contains protein and calcium, which are beneficial for weight loss and bone health.

A cup of crumbled queso fresco can give you 25 grams of protein (50% of your daily needs) and 400 milligrams of calcium (40% of your daily needs).

Protein can help you feel full and satisfied, reduce your appetite and cravings, and boost your metabolism and muscle mass.

Calcium can help you burn more fat and prevent fat accumulation, especially around your waist.

Furthermore, queso fresco is a low-fat cheese and low-fat cheese is good for obesity.

Because, low-fat cheese has fewer calories and saturated fat than regular cheese, which can help you lower your calorie intake and cholesterol levels.

You can eat one cup of queso fresco per day safely.

More than that can cause excess sodium intake, which can raise your blood pressure and fluid retention.

Also, you shouldn’t eat queso fresco if you have lactose intolerance or a milk allergy to prevent digestive problems or allergic reactions.

Because, queso fresco contains lactose and milk proteins, which can trigger these conditions.

You can buy fresh queso fresco in your local market or can order it from online.

Always choose organic and pasteurized queso fresco, because it has more omega-3 fatty acids and less harmful bacteria.

You can store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks in an airtight container.

Finally, remember, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management and essential medical care is key to managing obesity effectively.

I always recommend my obesity patients to follow a low-calorie and high-protein diet to improve their weight loss and health.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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