There is no better day than a day when science tells you that eating cheese is good for you. That's right: A new study says the secret to healthy living may be high-fat cheese. It's exactly the news you've been waiting for your entire life. I mean, who hasn't wanted an excuse to eat cheese?
In a recent study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen conducted a 12-week trial involving 139 adults, divided into three groups. The first group were told to eat 80 grams of high-fat cheese; the second group were told to eat 80 grams of regular-fat cheese; and the third group were instructed not to eat cheese at all (they clearly drew the short straw). At the end of the 12 weeks, they found that none of the groups showed increased levels of unhealthy low-density lipoprotein cholesterol or LDL cholesterol, which can be bad for your heart. Meaning not even the people who ate high-fat cheese experienced any adverse cholesterol effects.
On the other hand, those who did eat cheese even showed a slight increase in their high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or HDL cholesterol, which is good for you.
So basically, cheese correlates with some good-for-you benefits. And that's not just me saying that — it's science.
Now, it's worth pointing out that this isn't a license to go forth and just start eating unlimited amounts of cheese. The study specifically advised people to eat 80 grams per day, no more or less. So if you're going to start eating a block of cheese for every meal, there's no guarantee that you won't start experiencing some pretty negative side effects. But it is true that, just because cheese is high in fat, that doesn't automatically mean that it's bad for you.
Which is good because it means that we all can now eat cheese every single day.