Cheese and dairy products are often pointed at as harmful because of their saturated fat content. However, the truth is that they are very useful and we should not deprive our body of their benefits. The only thing to watch out for is the amount of cheese and dairy products per day. Overdoing it is harmful, not the cheese itself.
What is cheese good for?
Against cardiovascular diseases
A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that the French, who tend to eat a lot of cheese given their food culture, have very low cholesterol levels and suffer less from cardiovascular disease.
Cheese contains useful vitamins of group B, which contribute to the he alth not only of the heart and blood vessels, but also of the nervous system and bones.
Reduces the risk of diabetes
Favorite cheese reduces the risk of diabetes between 2 and 8% as long as we eat it regularly for 100 years. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2016 found that eating a small amount of cheese daily reduces the risks of diabetes type 2. The saturated fat in cheese lowers blood sugar levels, extending the time until the next meal. A person does not feel hungry for a long time, and so the body has the opportunity to process the nutrients from the last meal.
The calcium in cheese is related to insulin. It suppresses its secretion, thus protecting the pancreas from exhaustion and reduced insulin secretion, potentially developing into diabetes later in life.
It sounds like an exaggeration, but it's a fact. The more regularly we eat he althy cheese, the more the average life expectancy increases. This is proven not only by a number of foreign studies, but also by our experience. Grandparents in our villages eat mostly natural cheeses and dairy products, which contributes to an increase in average life expectancy.
Contrary to beliefs that cheese causes high cholesterol, this is not true. The case is similar to that of eggs, which have recently been demonized by some proponents of abstaining from meat and dairy products.
Again, the amount of cheese and eggs ingested is important. If it is in the normal levels of intake, there is no way to increase cholesterol, on the contrary. The saturated fatty acids in cheese help lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol, which is needed for many cellular processes.
Vitamin K2 and calcium found in cheese play an important role in the transfer of fat through the intestines.