Scientists claim to have discovered that there's
nothing like a nice piece of cheese as it can dramatically boost the
A new study has revealed that a humble slice of
cheese eaten every day is particularly beneficial for the elderly for it
acts as a carrier for probiotic or "friendly" bacteria, the 'Daily
According to the scientists, these
micro-organisms are key to the healthy development of body's defences
and to the digestion and absorption of food and nutrients. As well as
being packed with calcium cheese also has essential nutrients.
They claim that cheese is packed with health
benefits, containing phosphorous for strong teeth and bones, zinc for
healthy skin and fertility, and vitamins for energy.
It is also claimed that a cube of cheese eaten
after a meal will help neutralise acids in the mouth which can cause
tooth decay, the scientists say.