Hard to believe, but true: An Irish study showed that protein-containing foods such as cheese can help you lose weight. Cheese is also according to scientific findings, much healthier than generally believed. But what’s with the cholesterol?
To properly remove
Health experts warn again and again in front of the wrong Slimming. Anyone who wants to reduce his weight without yo-Yo effect, you must change the diet in the long term, consistently. The best prospects for success, they are probably a permanent diet with less calories. It is helpful to rely on certain foods, which serve as a Slimming. Also, cheese is, apparently, to these foods, as researchers from Ireland have found.
Cheese is healthier than believed
Cheese is considered by many people as a rather unhealthy food, which will contribute to a higher cholesterol level. However, in scientific studies it was proven that the milk product is significantly healthier than is often assumed.
Scientists from the USA have found recently, that special cheese can protect places against liver cancer.
And British researchers found in a study that the consumption of fat cheeses increased different than expected – the risk for heart attacks and strokes.
In a study by Irish scientists has shown that cheese leads necessarily to an increase in cholesterol. In addition, the consumption of cheese can cause that people lose weight weight.
Increased intake of saturated fatty acids
The scientists from the University College Dublin analysed for their study, the effects of cheese consumption by a total of 1,500 participants from Ireland.
Objective an assessment of the current dietary guidelines, which warn that the consumption of cheese (high in saturated fats), the risk-influencing factors are, high blood cholesterol levels, according to the researchers.
The doctors published the results of their study in the journal “Nutrition and Diabetes”.
“We found that the high consumption of cheese leads to a significantly increased intake of saturated fatty acids, compared to non-cheese-eating people,” study leader Dr. Emma Feeney in a statement.
However, there were, according to the author, no difference in the observed LDL-cholesterol levels.
Less weight due to cheese consumption
The researchers suggest that the mixture of nutrients to help in the cheese, the increased consumption of saturated fats to compensate.
The milk intake from the cheese had a positive effect on the so-called Body Mass Index (BMI).
In addition, the consumer led to lower waist sizes, and correlated with a lower blood pressure, add the scientists.
The entire diet needs to be examined more closely
Of course, correlation does not automatically imply a causal link for this effect, experts say.
One cannot, therefore, safely say that the consumption of cheese has a positive effect on cholesterol or weight.
Cheese is only a small piece of the puzzle, we need to consider the entire diet of people, the authors explain.
“We need to consider not only the nutrients themselves, but also the Matrix in which we eat them,” says Feeney.
Consumption of low-fat products leads to increased carbohydrate intake
Ironically, the researchers also found that the consumption of low-fat yogurt and milk led to a higher intake of carbohydrates.
However, this could then cause and effect works the other way around.
If people consume more carbohydrates, you might tend thus rather to low-fat dairy products, speculate the researchers.
Maybe the people Concerned want to lose this weight.
Further research is needed
It would be really interesting to see that this study is repeated with a larger sample size and in different Parts of the world, say the authors.
Because culture and geography have a great influence on the diet. So far is unclear whether the Irish diet has led to these results.
Perhaps the previously assumed negative effects of cheese were exaggerated, also just, add the experts. (as, ad)