New research shows that eating aged cheeses may improve your health & lead to a longer life.
Aged cheese has spermidine which helps prevent disease by destroying damaged cells in the body. Study participants who had higher spermidine intake were more likely to have:
- Low blood pressure
- Lower risk of heart failure
- Reduced risk of heart disease
The mediterranean diet is a popular diet that has high levels of spermidine and is considered to be excellent for anti-aging. But the type of cheese you eat matters… since too much fat content can counteract the positive effects of spermidine. It’s best to eat hard, aged cheeses that have a lower fat content.
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