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Eating Cheese Is Good for Your Heart Now, Apparently - Wellness News

Eating Cheese Is Good for Your Heart Now, Apparently - Wellness News
From The Kitchn - December 7, 2017

There's nothing I like more than waking up to news that science has declared a delicious food to be very healthy. Whenever a new study comes out saying that wine can help you lose weight or drinking coffee may help prevent heart disease, I am thrilled. Now a new study says eating cheese every day might actually help reduce the risk of heart disease, but this news might actually be too good to be true.

According to a new study published in the European Journal of Nutrition, people who ate cheese every day were less likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke, compared with people who do not eat cheese, or who eat it only occasionally.

Cheese contains protein, calcium, and probiotics, and researchers say those nutrients could be providing heart health benefits.

The idea that cheese could be healthy is fantastic! I mean, nobody in the world wants this to be true as much as I do. I was ready to put together a cheese plate as soon as I read the headline. Unfortunately, the study does not actually give us permission to eat a whole wheel of brie every day and call it health food, because the amount of cheese associated with these health benefits is actually very small.

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