Because of its widespread popularity, you don't need to be in New York to enjoy the city's signature style of cheesecake. Due to high fat ingredients, such as cream cheese, New York cheesecake is high in calories.
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The nutrition information at online calorie database MyFitnessPal notes that one slice of New York cheesecake contains 380 calories. According to MayoClinic.com, you would have to walk for more than two hours to burn off the calories in one slice of New York cheesecake.
New York cheesecake is high in fat, which is one reason why it is high in calories. The nutrition information at MyFitnessPal notes that one slice contains 22 g of fat. Of this fat, 10 g comes from saturated fat. The American Heart Association suggests consuming no more than 16 g of saturated fat daily, as too much can promote heart disease.
MyFitnesPal notes that New York cheesecake is also high in carbohydrates. According to the website, one slice contains 41 g of carbohydrates. Of these carbohydrates, only 1 g comes from fiber, while 22 g come from sugar.
Although some cheeses are rich in protein, New York cheesecake is not high in protein. MyFitnessPal notes that one slice of New York cheesecake contains 5 g of protein.