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Do you like to eat any of the following in your diet, cheese, butter and milk? And if you do are there any risks in doing so.
Well, that has been the belief for a long time now that we should cut our intake of dairy products to a minimum. So we don’t contract cardiovascular disease later in life but having said that.
Are we being a bit overcautious with ourselves in taking notice of that particular advice? Recent findings seem to think so, which will be good news to some people who do like to consume such foods the study done at Brown University.
Found that consuming foods such as cheese, butter and milk did not increase people’s chances of getting heart disease. It contradicts everything that has been said in the past about saturated fat, particularly from these types of food products.
The study involved over 3,630 men and followed from the years 1994 to 2004, and they found that even the people that ate half a kilo of cheese had no risk of heart disease. Even though they had eaten so much of it during those years.
Although the researchers have stated that caution does need to be taken here, because as we know saturated fat can clog your arteries. However, having said that there are low-fat varieties of dairy products such as cheese and butter, which are low in saturated fats, which if eaten in moderation probably won’t do that much to you.
On another side note, the researchers did say that saturated fat can clog your arteries up however, because dairy products contain other ingredients such as magnesium, potassium, vitamin D, and calcium as well as something called linoleic acid which is supposedly good your blood.
Having these ingredients within the dairy products tends to cancel out the negative effects of the saturated fat, this explains why the people involved in the study had zero effects from what they had been consuming.
So it would seem that we have yet another health myth blown out of the water as they say. Any thoughts comments or opinions, please have your say in the comment’s section below.