Good News! Cheese Isn’t Bad for You, Says Science

Getting a little smarter has never been easier — or more delicious.

We’re used to hearing that cheese, and dairy more generally, are bad for you. But be prepared to be shocked: That may no longer be true.

In a recent study, researchers worked off previous studies and data to conclude that cheese did not increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, Market Watch reports. Couple that with yet another study (this one conducted by Frontiers in Nutrition) proving that moderate red wine consumption is beneficial to both your heart and brain, and you’ve got yourself a justifiably healthy wine and cheese hour.

Bear in mine though that the study was funded by The Global Dairy Platform and Dairy Research Institute, so they did have a pony in the race, as it were. Frontiers in Nutrition’s study focused on wine residue in the gut, proving that these metabolites prevent cells from dying, therefore warding off potential diseases of the brain. However, as with anything, moderation is key. Consuming too much wine and cheese will counteract these health benefits, in addition to widening your waistline.

Wine for wisdom? We’re all in.