Mature “hard” cheese “absolved,” would increase the good cholesterol.
Good news: the mature “hard” cheese, the kind shown for decades that enemy of good health as “killer” of the arteries, would actually good to the good cholesterol in the blood, HDL, considered great ally of cardiovascular health.
It supports a new study published on the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” and made at the University of Copenhagen, where 139 volunteers divided into three groups were analyzed.
One group ate two portions and a half (about 80 grams) a day of mature hard cheese, another one an equivalent portion but soft and low-fat cheese, the third no cheese, following a diet rich in carbohydrates, at least 90 grams per day.
At the end of the 12 weeks of testing, the scientists analyzed the levels of cholesterol, sugar, triglycerides, insulin of the volunteers and even their waist circumference.
Here are the data: no one in the group of cheese eaters or malarone carbohydrates one, showed increase in waist, the sugar or the bad cholesterol LDL.
And surprise: only those volunteers who were delighted with mature “hard” cheese have even seen an increase in their good HDL cholesterol.
It should be noted that the study was partially funded by the Danish dairy industry, but according to experts the message that emerged from the research, however, is that if you want to eat cheese, better the mature “hard” cheese one.