A New Study Shows Cheese Might Be Good For Your Heart


While low-fat dairy products are considered more favorable than high-fat dairy products by federal nutrition guidelines, the meta-analysis found limited evidence that high-fat dairy could increase the risk of CVD, CHD, or stroke compared to low-fat dairy.

They found people who ate small amounts of cheese daily had better heart health than people who abstained or ate it rarely. The people who had the lowest risks for heart disease and stroke were those who consumed, on average, about 40 grams a day-about the size of a matchbook.

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

An examination of over 15 studies by researchers in China has come to the conclusion that yes, cheese isn't actually bad for you.

The findings after this research review were definitely different than expected. One portion is 40 grams (1.4 oz), which represents a matchbox-sized chunk, two slim slices or a quarter cup of crumbled cheese, according to The Independent. This basically means that higher quantities of cheese aren't necessarily better.

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"Cheese can be high in probiotics, which tend to put you in less of an inflammatory state", Stewart told Time.

Cheese contains vitamins A, K and D along with calcium, zinc, magnesium and protein.

Just eat it in moderation because of the saturated fats and sodium levels.

But researchers warned that daily cheese eaters weren't consuming a huge amount. "But on the upside, a bit of cheese on a cracker doesn't sound unreasonable", Stewart said. Cheese also has an unsaturated fatty acid called conjugated linoleic acid which may affect cholesterol by lowering your bad LDL levels and raising the good HDL levels. New research supports eating cheese as part of a healthy diet too.

"We're always are searching for ways to minimize heart disease and reduce atherosclerosis", he says.