Say cheese! No seriously, say cheese as much as possible. At least if you are to believe some new hype that’s classifying cheese as a superfood. I think that we can all agree that culturally, we’ve had a rather love and hate, tumultuous relationship with our most popular dairy product. Cheese is great. When you quit eating cheese for the various reasons (lactose issues, allergies, you think it makes you fat), you tend to suffer withdrawals. Let’s be honest, a burger just isn’t the same without cheese. And eating a pizza with fake cheese just feels like an awful experience. If you have lactose issues or dairy allergies, this article might not excite you very much. But if you are someone who just believes that cheese is the devil’s garnish, you might be in luck. That’s because some notable scientists are now claiming that cheese is a superfood. What? Yep. Read on, my friends, this here isn’t the mouse trap it might feel like you are being led into. I should state clearly that none of the best green drink powders will be adding cheese to them anytime soon, but that doesn’t take away from the wonderful news.
Korean scientists are now claiming that Swiss cheese might be a powerful health infuser, kind of like spinach, but way more fun to ingest. Hey, I love superfoods but let’s not pretend they all taste fun. Cheese, on the other hand, is extremely tasty.
So all this science comes down to propionibacterium freudenreichii (expialidocious). Wait, what? Don’t worry, I can’t pronounce it either. But that doesn’t matter at all, it isn’t our jobs to pronounce it, only our jobs to ingest it. Propionibacterium freudenreichii (expialidocious) is a probiotic that’s linked to reducing inflammation and acting as a sort of fountain of youth. And things get even better. This probiotic may also be a big time immune system booster. (source)
So now you can make your swiss cheese superfood fondue. Or a burger with swiss. Swiss cheese nachos? The possibilities are endless. Of course, once you start eating nachos, those superfood qualities start to get truncated. But hey, at least the effort is there.
The bad news, of course, is that the science seems to only involve Swiss cheese, and not all the other fabulous cheeses out there. But hey, something is better than nothing. I personally love Swiss cheese. I eat plain, or on sandwiches, or with a little Vino on the side.
This guy claims that cottage cheese is a superfood, so there is that.