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The secret to why the French live longer – Roquefort cheese

I have creamy Valdeón on hand… does that count?? More reasons in support of good, healthy, well-made real foods defying the doctors. You get the feeling that we’re bound to come full cycle back to eating small. local and well… if we can just get out of our own way.

Roquefort

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“Eating Roquefort cheese could help guard against cardiovascular disease despite its high fat and salt content, according to new research that suggests why the French enjoy good health. The properties of the blue cheese, which is aged in caves in the south of France, were found to work best in acidic environments of the body. Scientists discovered the French cheese, known for its mould and green veins, has specific anti-inflammatory properties.

It could provide clues to the “French paradox” and explain why people who live in the country enjoy good health despite favouring a diet high in saturated fat.”

via The secret to why the French live longer – Roquefort cheese – Telegraph.

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One comment on “The secret to why the French live longer – Roquefort cheese

  1. Mmm… my favorite. Even if it doesn’t make you live longer, it certainly makes life more enjoyable!

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