Archives for: January 2000, 05
I have type B blood. Following the blood type diet, I eat cheese on a routine basis. I've noticed that "string" cheese is listed as an avoid for all blood types while mozzarella is okay for all. Checking food labels, I have discovered some "string" cheeses that contain only low-moisture, part-skim mozzarella. Others contain things like vinegar, or processed "cheese food". While avoiding the latter, I snack on the low-moisture, part-skim mozzarella "string" cheese. I have no problem digesting this cheese although I do experience plenty of digestive problems when I eat chicken, tomatoes, peanuts, corn, shellfish, or just about any other "avoid" food. Is the avoid judgement on string cheese based on testing the versions with ingredients like "cheese food", or other questionable additives? ~ Patrick
The string cheeses tested way back in Eat Right days were observed to contain the additives you mentioned, along with any number of other chemicals in some brands. It was rare to hear of a variety of string cheese which didn't have these problems, hence the original avoid status.
If the brand you like has only mozzarella on the ingredients list, it's perfectly fine for you ~~ even better if it's a medicine-free product from ranged cows. enjoy!