This story originally appeared at Goodfullness by Christine.
Cheese is one of the most lovable foods. We have to admit that we’re somewhat judgmental towards those who don’t enjoy it. It’s such a versatile food and can be consumed in so many different ways. And if you need a reason to eat more cheese, did you know that cheese is linked to living a longer and healthier life?
In addition to being delicious, cheese is thought to be good for us too. Canada’s McMaster University is responsible for a study that examines the cheese consumption habits of over 100,000 people from 21 different countries. It was found that those who consume cheese at least twice a day had a decreased risk of heart disease or stroke.
This aspect of the study is interesting by itself, but there was another part of the study that was even more amazing. It found that those who didn’t eat cheese had a higher mortality rate, one that was 40% higher. Who knew that eating cheese would have this kind of effect?
Ian Givens, Reading University’s Professor of Food Chain Nutrition, believes that these findings could shape the way we look at dairy. Givens says that these findings show how saturated fats found in cheese are not as harmful as those found in other foods.
It’s too early for any ironclad assumptions but we’re enjoying this news nonetheless.
For those who eat cheese on a regular basis, stories like this are super interesting. Cheese aficionados will want to share this good news with fellow cheese lovers.
It’s nice to hear something positive about a dairy product, and we’re going to pass this along to our friends and you should too. We can all appreciate this groundbreaking study – especially if you’re a cheese lover!