Research says that cheese may have a hidden health benefit. A new German study suggests cheese is actually a cancer fighter.
Cheese is a rich source of menaquinones, a type of vitamin K that switches on genes in the body that knock out cancer cells. And when German researchers tracked the health and diets of over 24,000 people for up to 10 years, they found that those who ate the most cheese reduced their risk for fatal cancers by 28 percent, because they got the most menaquinones.
But here’s the thing: The biggest cheese-eaters in the study didn’t go overboard. They got just 29 grams a day, the equivalent of about an ounce of cheese or one deli slice. Everything in moderation for your health and your weight!