Love Cheese? Study Says Eating More Of It Will Make You Live Longer

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I understand mood swings and cravings but there’s one food in this whole wide world that I can never say no to and that is –

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For some it’s a mood lifter, for some, it’s a way of dealing with their life problems, for some, it’s an aphrodisiac and for the rest, it’s just a part of their staple food. And for all those who fall into the above-mentioned categories, here’s something that’s going to give you more reasons to consume cheese fearlessly.

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According to a new study published in the journal Nature Medicine says mature cheese contains a special chemical called the spermidine that gave mice a healthy and longer life. Spermidine is a compound found in a few naturally occurring substances including cheeses, mushrooms and semen.

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Their research revealed that spermidine persuades autophagy, that causes the heart cells to disable parts of themselves that are dysfunctional and hence, unnecessary. The spermidine made the mice have a better heart functioning and lower blood pressure, thus leading to people having longer lifespans.

As per a questionnaire conducted among 800 people in Italy, it was found that people who consumed more cheese had 40% lesser chances of suffering from a heart failure. They also had lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases.

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While cheese does contain lots of calories and must be consumed in the right amount, looks like, it’s fair to be cheesy at times.

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