What’s that about cheese that makes everyone go crazy? Some like to blame it for obesity, while others can’t have a single meal without at least one piece of the delicious dairy product. If you’re in the latter, you’re in luck: we’ve found 17 reasons to keep on spoiling yourself with cheese, guilt free (because it’s actually good for you)!
17. Live Longer
Recent studies by European researchers state that eating cheese can actually make you live longer. This should come as great news for all you mac and cheese lovers out there, as well as a shocking revelation for all the cheese naysayers. The older cheese you eat the better, as the key ingredient here is spermidine, a compound found in aged cheese. It decreases the risk of suffering from heart failure or high blood pressure. 800 Italians participated in this study and the ones who loved eating aged cheese had a 40 percent lower risk of heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases.
16. Get Thinner
A lot of diet gurus love to boss us around and tell us that we have to cut cheese out of our die. Worry no more: cheese will not make you gain more pounds. On the contrary, it may actually make you lose a few. A recent study proved that cheese fans had higher butyrate levels, which means that they had higher metabolisms and reduced obesity.
15. You Won’t Overeat
Another great reason to eat more cheese is that… you won’t eat more cheese. Cheese is high in saturated fat, which is responsible for us getting that much-needed feeling of fullness and curb appetite.