Eat aged cheeses for a longer life, matured and covered with noble mold, have already become part of our menu. For some, they are a true delicacy and a favorite food, while others are repelled by their specific smell and taste. There are also those who are popular favorites.
For example, Parmesan, which is a part of the popular Italian cuisine all around the world and a component of spaghetti, salads and even soups. Ever tasty, until recently the cheese had a reputation for food that is not particularly good for health because of its high calorie content.
But a new study argues that this is not true. According to him, mature cheeses such as cheddar, bri and parmesan can help extend the length of life and prevent liver cancer. The Texas University study found that these cheeses contain a compound known as spermidine, which stops the replication of damaged liver cells.
It has the ability to prevent free fibrosis – the accumulation of fibrous tissue that occurs in most organ diseases, and hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer. After analyzing spermidine treatment in mice throughout their lives, the researchers found that rodent life had increased by a remarkable 25%.
Further research is needed to see if this can happen in humans. If it happens, it can help us reach a 100-year life expectancy instead of the current 81 years.
Scientists have also found that regular consumption of foods such as mushrooms, soybeans, legumes, and whole grains can have the same effect.
Liuyuan Louis, an assistant professor at the university, said that a significant reduction in caloric intake, limiting the amount of methionine (a type of amino acid found in meat and other proteins) in food, and the use of rapamycin could prolong life Of the vertebrae.
But lesser eating and giving up the meat will not be welcomed by most people. In addition, rapamycin suppresses the human immune system, making spermidine a better solution.
While we are looking for research to bring these effects on people, we remain a delicious alternative – to consume more and more often old cheeses. Apart from the possibility of a longer life, they have another advantage – research has found that people who eat more cheeses are weaker.