A study hosted by three dairy organizations – the Global Dairy Platform, Dairy Research Institute and Dairy Australia – noted consuming cheese doesn’t increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Utilizing previous studies and data on cheese, the study itself combated previous findings that stated eating cheese can lead to potential heart attacks and strokes, Marketwatch reported.
“There’s quite as widespread but mistaken belief among the public that dairy products in general can be bad for you, but that’s a misconception,” Ian Givens, a nutrition professor at Reading University told The Guardian. “While it is a widely held belief, our research shows that that’s wrong.”
Marketwatch reported red wine in moderation can be beneficial to your heart and brain as well, a study published in Frontiers in Nutrition noted. The study showed different foods have benefits for the digestive path, with wine having the ability to stop dying cells, this delaying potential neurodegenerative diseases.
While good for you, wine and cheese should never be over-consumed says dietitian Ashley Koff. Koff told Marketwatch not all wine and cheese products are created equal and these food products should be treated as an “accessory” rather a main course.
“It may make the outfit but it shouldn’t be the staple,” said Koff.