Eating cheese every day may actually be good for you

08 December, 2017, 01:06 | Author: Hope Soto
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Authors of the report state that basically, the high calcium levels (good) in cheese act to block some of the saturated fats (bad) in the delicious dairy product, balancing out the nutritional value ratio. Those who ate more cheese had a 10% lower risk of having a stroke and were 14% less likely to developing coronary heart disease.

Heather Zinn, The Cheese Lady Grand Rapids stopped by My West Michigan to share cheeses that you may want to consider.

Researchers in China and New Zealand examined 15 studies from PubMed and EMBASE that involved cheese to better understand the relationship between cheese and heart disease. All but one of the studies excluded people with existing heart disease, and all but two tracked people for 10 years or more. (But the findings were) certainly different from what people might expect. People with the greatest health benefits from cheese ate around 40 grams per day, which is the size of a matchbook. Importantly, they are observational, so they do not prove a causal association between cheese intake and better cardiovascular health. The key, as with most foods, is to consume it in moderation.

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Get the latest health and science news, plus: burning questions and expert tips. Either way, I've yet to find a weirdo who doesn't like cheese, whether they eat it or not.

Many types of cheese have high levels of probiotics which could lower inflammation. But the benefits outweigh the bad when it comes to cheese.

"There is some evidence that cheese-as a substitute for milk, for example-may actually have a protective effect on the heart", says Stewart. While it may seem like a lot of the dairy product, it's an average of 36 grams per day, which is slightly less than the amount recommended by researchers. "But on the upside, a bit of cheese on a cracker doesn't sound unreasonable", Stewart said. New research supports eating cheese as part of a healthy diet too.

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