Is Cheese a Health Food?

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Hi, I'm Barbara Ficarra here with a surprising health tip. This is some good news if you love cheese from Tangy Chatter to ripe and moldy blue. Cheese may have a hidden health benefit. A recent study suggests cheese is actually a cancer fighter, turns out that cheese is a rich source of menoquinone.

A type of Vitamin K that switches on genes on the body that knockout cancer cells, and when researchers struck the health and diets of more than 24, 000 people for up to 10 years, they found that those who ate the most cheese reduced their risk for fail cancer by 28%, presumably that's because they got the most of Menaquinone. But here is the major caveat, the people who ate the more cheese in the study didn't go overboard.

They just got 29gm a day, thats equivalent to about an ounce of cheese or one deli fly. Egg yolks and chicken are also a good source of menaquinone and be sure to get plenty of leafy greens which are rich in Vitamin K. To learn more about ways to boost your health, watch and share all our smart tips right here.