Cheese lovers, rejoice! It turns out your guilty pleasure – cheese on everything – isn’t as guilty you thought.
Researchers published a new study in the European Journal of Epidemiology looking at the effects of cheese on the body. After examining 29 earlier studies on dairy consumption, they found that dairy has a “neutral” impact on the body.
What does that mean, exactly? It means cheese doesn’t increase your chances of heart attack or stroke — so go on, order that pizza.
Givens claims that fermented dairy products might also slightly lower your risk of developing cardiovascular issues.
Of course, moderation is key to a healthy diet — but if you love cheese, there’s no need to feel bad about it anymore.