OVER-INDULGED this Christmas? Try not to feel too bad, particularly if it’s cheese that has taken your fancy, as some cheeses could be good for your heart.
Scientists have found that Roquefort has anti-inflammatory properties which could help protect against heart disease.
As it ripens, a process occurs that is good for a healthy gut, helps slow arthritis and can slow the signs of ageing, according to a Cambridge-based biotech company. It says Roquefort’s properties could be extracted and used in pharmaceutical and anti-ageing products.
The study suggested that consumption by the French of Roquefort, Camembert and other moulded fermented cheeses could be one of the reasons the nation has the lowest rate of cardiovascular mortality in the developed world.