How Many Calories in Blue Cheese?

How many calories in blue cheese depends on the size of the piece and the variety.  Most blue cheeses are extremely high in sodium and moderate in calories. The typical calorie count for most blue cheeses is 65 calories in one small cube that measures one cubic inch or 16-18 grams in weight.

The best way to measure your blue cheese is by using a food scale, because getting too much of it can cause an excess in calories that you do not want to consume.  If you don’t care about the number of calories, than simply cut a wedge and guess at the calorie content.  A good rule-of-thumb is that one small cube is between 50-60 calories.

There is about 5 grams of fat in this same small cube.  Blue cheese is very high in fat and should be eliminated from most nutritional diet plans with the goal of losing weight.  In one small blue cheese cube there are 14 mg of cholesterol, a half-gram of carb and 4 grams of protein.  There is also a whopping 240 mg of sodium in this small one-inch square of cheese.

If you suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure, blue cheese should be eliminated from the menu.  Also, if you consume a large amount of blue cheese, you should drink more water to offset the sodium intake that can cause dehydration.


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