Why Do We Think Vegan Cheese is Unhealthy
As mentioned above, the common misconception is that vegan cheese is simply unhealthy.
People think that they are unhealthy because of the handful of options in supermarkets that all use coconut oil.
The supermarket vegan cheeses are the only plant based cheeses that people see and there in lies the problem.
So of course, when they see potato starch (a flour) or coconut oil as one of the main ingredients in nearly all of the vegan cheeses available in supermarkets, then this is the conclusion they come to.
To expand on our original point about vegan cheese being made with coconut oil, this is mentioned because it is a highly processed ingredient and contains large amounts of saturated fats.
You want to stay clear of processed ingredients when you are looking at improving your health.
You can argue that fats are healthy, they are required by us for specific dietary reasons to help with our health.
What is unhealthy about oils are the amount of oil you would consume and the saturated fats that come with this ingredient.
If you are looking at your cholesterol and have higher amounts and looking to lower them to improve your health, drop the supermarket branded vegan cheeses and look at artisanal whole food vegan cheeses made with whole food ingredients.