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Diet & Nutrition

It's official: cheese and wine are good for your health

This is not a drill!

By Ellie McDonald
In the best news we’ve heard since it was reported that ice-cream for breakfast is apparently good for you, cheese and wine can have an amazing impact on your health.
Cancels all plans, raids fridge for smoked gouda and wine…
Full-fat cheese is now being heralded as good for boosting high-density cholesterol in our bodies. And it is this cholesterol that can help protect us from some metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.
Then, when it comes to wine, research shows that the a polyphenol found in red wine, which is called resveratrol, could help to prevent damage blood vessels around the heart, as well as blood clots.
While more research is needed to validate these claims, we can’t stop our tastebuds from going into salivation overdrive…
The Australian Dietary Guidelines generally recommend people to eat 2-3 serves of dairy a day (including cheese, milk and yoguhrt), but this can vary from person to person, so check with your GP about how much dairy you should be eating before indulging in that Wednesday night cheeseboard for one…
In Australia, the new national guidelines for alcohol consumption state:
  • For healthy men and women, drinking no more than two standard drinks on any day reduces your risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or injury over a lifetime
  • Drinking no more than four standard drinks on a single occasion reduces the risk of alcohol-related injury arising from that occasion

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