Wine and cheese make you smart and healthy!

Wine and cheese make you smart and healthy!

By ALESSANDRA MALITO, Marketwatch
New studies say cheese doesn’t have health risks, and wine helps your brain

Go ahead — have some cheese with your wine tonight. It turns out that cheese may not be so bad for your health after all.  A recent study challenges some of the health concerns around cheese and dairy: Mainly that they are fatty and lead to potential heart attacks or strokes. The researchers, using previous studies and data found on these dairy products, found cheese doesn’t increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. It is important to note, however, that the study was funded in part by three dairy organizations, which obviously have a vested interest in positive results. The Global Dairy Platform, Dairy Research Institute and the Dairy Australia (even though the paper says they had no role in study design or data collection and analysis).

And red wine, in moderation, can help your heart and your brain, according to a recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition. Contrary to previous findings, such as one Swedish report from 2014, cheese, as well as other dairy products like milk and yogurt, may not be more dangerous to your health. The recent findings published in the European Journal of Epidemiology suggest there is no increase the risk of heart attacks or strokes as they sometimes have been said to do, according to another paper.

The wine study looked at wine residue passed through the gut and found that those metabolites are preventing cells from dying because of stress conditions that normally affect neurodegenerative disorders. The research showed different foods have various benefits along the digestive path, and wine, in this case, stops dying cells, and therefore delay potential neurodegenerative diseases.

And… As always, if you need some help finding the best wines for your own wine and cheese tasting activities, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 415-337-4083 or visit http://www.GoldenGateWineCellars.com!

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