Eating cheese could be the key to having a healthy heart, as stated by scientists.
Starting a mid-year diet? You might not need to dump the dairy product just yet…
Nutritionists often tell us the health benefits of cutting out dairy foods, but scientists may have found a useful reason for once to keep cheese in your diet.
Based on a brand new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, cheese could be great for your own heart.
The University of Copenhagen in Denmark and its researchers asked 139 adults to participate in a cheese eating evaluation which was carried out over a 12-week interval.
The participants were split into three groups; the first were asked to eat 80g of routine, high-fat cheese daily. The second would have the same quantity of cheese but were given low-fat varieties.
The third group abstained from eating cheese whatsoever, supplementing their 80g of dairy product with carbs instead.
Astonishingly, the researchers found that those who nibbled on high-fat cheeses each day had no change in triglyceride levels or their LDL cholesterol, insulin or blood sugar.
Additionally, they recorded no change in their blood pressure and waist circumference.
This isn’t the first time that cheese has been proven to have health benefits.
Naturally, cheese does include high amounts of sodium and saturated fat – so scientists suggest not abusing it.