Is Moldy Cheese The Key To The French Health Paradox?
Seemingly hundreds of books have been written about why French people don't get fat, despite their wine, cheese, and white bread habits. Oh, and they have quite a smoking habit, too. So what's the deal? We've heard lots of interesting things about Roquefort recently, and it's now been discovered the blue-veined cheese may have unique anti-inflammatory properties.
According to study authors Dr. Ivan Petyaev and Dr. Yuriy Bashmakov, “the anti-inflammatory factors found in these cheeses could be extracted and used independently as a part of today’s pharmaceutical or beauty products.” There’s also the increasingly popular idea that inflammation within the body is the cause of “many aging processes,” like muscle loss, cellulite, and “metabolic, cardiovascular, and cerebrovascular diseases,” which anti-inflammatory ingredients work to fight against.