If you’re like me and can’t go a day without cheese, I’ve got great news for you! New research done by Nature medicine reveals that mature cheese contains a special kind of chemical (known as polyamine spermidine) that slows the aging process, reduces heart disease and can increase the average life expectancy! So keep eating cheese, cheese lovers!
Scientists Experiment With Cheese On Mice
You’re probably sitting there thinking “No way. This can’t be true. After all, cheese is just a form of moldy milk! How on earth could it help me live longer?” To be honest, I was a little skeptical on this at first, too. However, we looked for more research to back this up, and what we found was astonishing!
We found out that scientists had initially conducted this experiment on lab mice. They learned that the more cheese each mouse ate, the longer they lived! No wonder our favorite cartoon mice would do anything for a slice of cheese; they knew it would help them live longer! That is, of course, if they don’t get stuck in a mouse trap.
It Works For Humans, Too!
As I dug deeper in my research, I found that over 800 people in Italy conducted a questionnaire on the consumption of cheese. Upon the completion of the questionnaire, it was found that more than half of the people who consume cheese often are less prone to getting cardiovascular disease and hypertension. The study even went so far as to show that exactly 40% of those who consume cheese are less likely to have cardiac failure. Incredible!
Many researchers believe that Polyamine helps fight off nasty toxins in the body allowing cells to rejuvenate themselves. Who on earth would have thought that cheese could be this helpful? Now we have an excuse to eat it as much as we’d like.
While cheese has been proven to be good for you (and is super tasty), bear in mind that cheese contains tons of calories and can be dangerous for your weight. If you’re looking to get your daily dose of Polyamine you can always eat foods like sweet corn, whole grain foods, and sweet peas, instead.
What are your opinions on cheese? Would you eat it everyday if you could? Are you going to start now that you have information proving it can help you out in the long run? Let me know in the comments below!