Spain. – Cheese is one of those foods that usually makes many. Various scientific research has come to compare its addictive tendency with that of drugs. When we eat cheese, our body overflows by releasing endorphins due to the reaction of a protein known as casein, which produces opiate-like effects when digested.
But not all cheeses are the same. Some may be considered healthy and others may be considered healthy. Among those who can benefit us are organic versions of ricotta, feta, mozzarella or those of Swiss origin such as gruyer cheese or emmental.
When you eat cheese moderately, it can even help prevent diseases such as osteoporosis. It also benefits your dental health, gives you healthy fats, proteins and vitamins. In addition, it promotes your muscles and strengthens your immune system.
However, if you overdo it by eating cheese, here are some of the negative effects it can bring to your health.
Causes weight gain
Several research has already proven, such as this one in 2016, the result of which reveals that eating excess cheese or mixed with other unhealthy foods causes us to gain weight. Generally its consumption is linked with other high-fat, low-fiber foods such as bakery products, pizza dough, fast food, among others.
It causes stomach disorders
Exceeding yourself in this dairy product is associated with a higher risk of stomach disorders, such as bloating and gas, especially for people who do not tolerate lactose. Attention should be paid to symptoms such as flatulence, abdominal pain and stomach inflammation. Because it does not contain fiber, your digestive process may be affected and then suffering from constipation.
Increases risk of heart disease
While cheese can be incorporated into a healthy eating plan if eaten moderately, ingesting it frequently in large portions (especially those high in saturated fats) can increase the risk of heart disease. Things can be worse when you have previous pathologies or have a family history of high cholesterol. Either way, saturated fat should never exceed 10% of total daily calories.
Raise sodium levels
Sodium levels in people with hypertension should remain monitored. A person with this chronic disease should not exceed a daily intake of 2.4 grams of sodium.
Increases risk of cancer
In the United States, the Committee of Physicians for Responsible Medicine requested that high-fat cheese be labelled to warn of the risk of breast cancer because it contains traces of reproductive hormones (estrogens) from cow’s milk.
A study funded by the National Cancer Institute and conducted by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute found that women who consumed more high-fat dairy were up to a 53% increased risk of developing breast cancer.
Original source: Mariluz Silver / Large Media