Sacre bleu: Key to French longevity could be blue cheese12/18/2012
The French are not known for their low-fat diets. They eat cheese. They eat butter. They eat bread. They drink wine. Lord, the wine! Yet, paradoxically, they live long lives made enjoyable by all that rich, delish food. A new study might have pinpointed why the French live long lives despite their decadent diets: eating cheese aged in a cave, i.e. Roquefort, the beloved tangy blue cheese. Researchers found that ripened Roquefort contains anti-inflammatory properties that are particularly effective in acidic environments in the body such as the stomach lining, joints and arteries, offering a potentially cheesy way to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. [Source]
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