The mention of Parmesan, Mozzarella and cottage cheese makes your mouth water and increases your appetite. There is no need to stay totally away from these luscious products anymore as it turns out that eating cheese every day can be good for your health, according to a new research study.
Almost 15 different studies happened over a period of more than 10 years to find out the effect of consuming cheese on the risk of cardiovascular health, stroke and coronary heart disease. The study mostly included people who wee not affected by cardiovascular disease at the start of the study period. Surprisingly, the study concluded that in comparison to people who never/very rarely ate cheese, individuals who ate a balanced quantity of cheese were at a 14% reduced risk of getting affected by coronary heart disease and a 10% reduced risk of stroke. By balanced quantity, we mean that the individual consumed about 40 grams of cheese a day.
Don’t misinterpret this study and start gobbling down slices of cheesy pizza everyday or eat tons of it in the form of other cheese products. Beware that it is easy to overconsume cheese and underestimate the quantity consumed.
What Makes Cheese a Good, Often-consumable Food Product?
Cheese has so many health advantages that diminish the disadvantages of high levels of saturated fat in it. It has an unsaturated fatty acid called conjugated linoleic acid that can lower ‘bad’ cholesterol levels and increase ‘good’ cholesterol levels. Read more on good and bad cholesterol at www.firsteatright.com. Cheese is also a good source of vitamins, minerals and proteins that offer protection to cardiovascular health.
It is surprising that a food that tastes good and also pairs well with a glass of red wine can be good for health.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.