For a long life, say cheese

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Time Out - ANI

PROBIOTICS FOUND IN SWISS CHEESES, SUCH AS EMMENTAL AND GRUYERE, COULD HELP RE­DUCE IN­FLAM­MA­TION AND BOOST IM­MU­NITY

Blue­ber­ries, kale, sal­mon-you’ve heard count­less times about these su­per­foods. Well, here’s good news for all cheese lovers as the lat­est su­per­food could be cheese — after a new study found that it may make you live longer. Probiotics found in Swiss cheeses, such as Emmental and Gruyere, could help re­duce in­flam­ma­tion and sub­se­quently boost im­mu­nity. These probiotics, which are also found in other dairy prod­ucts, can im­prove signs of age­ing. So far, the re­search has only been car­ried out on round­worms, how­ever the au­thors claim that it is pos­si­ble the re­sults are also ap­pli­ca­ble to hu­mans. Emmental con­tains Pro­pi­oni­bac­terium freuden­re­ichii, a bac­terium which has proved to boost the worm’s longevity and sub­se­quently turns lac­tate into ac­etate, pro­pi­onate and carbon diox­ide. Ac­etate and pro­pi­onate are known for their im­mune-boost­ing prop­er­ties within the hu­man gut. Ap­par­ently, eat­ing aged cheeses such as ched­dar could also ex­tend life­span. Some even sug­gest that reg­u­lar con­sump­tion of cheese can pro­tect you from heart dis­ease.

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