Some cheeses have anti-inflammatory properties.Neilson Barnard/Stringer/Getty Images
Scientists recently found that Roquefort, the coveted blue-molded French cheese, has anti-inflammatory properties which can help protect against cardiovascular disease and may help account for the low incidence of heart disease in France. Researchers hope to extract Roquefort’s beneficial traits to use in medicine and anti-aging remedies. Experts speculate that the health benefits might be linked to the qualities of molded, fermented cheeses, so try to incorporate other types like Camembert into your diet as well.
Eating cheese and fermented dairy products may help reduce the risk of diabetes.Courtesy Murray's Cheese Shop
According to a 2012 study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, having at least 55g of cheese a day which comes out to about two slices, reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by about 12 percent (as compared with those who don’t eat cheese). Researchers speculate this could be because of the probiotic bacteria present in cheese and yogurt which can lower cholesterol and create certain vitamins which shield against diabetes.