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17th Nov 2019

Fill us up! Research says that red meat and cheese will help us live longer

Olivia Hayes

Two of our favourite things.

We honestly don’t think there’s anything better than sitting down with a meat and cheese board while having a glass of wine with friends.

It’s one of the best indulgences, and if you’re a fan of both meat and cheese then you’re in dreamland.

We never want to over-indulge in either of them however, but a new study says that both food items will help us to have a lengthier life.

Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario found that those who ate more cheese and red meat generally lived longer than those who don’t.

According to the study, those eating the most dairy and red meat saw their chances of early death fall by 25 percent and fatal heart attack decreased by 22 percent.

Professor of nutrition and epidemiology Andrew Mente, who conducted the study said: “Our findings on full-fat dairy and unprocessed red meat do challenge conventional thinking.

“It’s protective up to the serving sizes that we’ve identified. We are saying three dairy and we are saying around one portion of red meat [a day], or white meat.

“Relative to carbs, I would say that saturated fat is beneficial — it’s pretty clear from this data.”

More meat and cheese boards all around then!