You know that game called 21 Questions? It’s often used as an icebreaker at meetings or parties.
Essentially, it’s just asking and answering random questions to get to know each other better.
Well, one that always seems to get asked is, “If you were trapped on a desert island and could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?”
By now, you probably know if it were a beverage question, I’d answer coffee without hesitation. But I can respond to the food question just as quickly.
It’s cheese. I adore the stuff.
And new research reveals my cheese habit might be loving me right back. Because according to the new study, a rich slice of cheddar or a creamy chunk of gouda could be helping to keep my blood sugar in check.
Better blood sugar one delicious slice at a time
I’m lucky. I don’t struggle with blood sugar issues despite it running in my family.
But when you DO have diabetes or pre-diabetes, you often get an earful of the worst advice in the world from every direction. And unfortunately, that can even include from your own doctors.
High on that list are the soul-sucking diet changes they want you to make.
They’ll tell you to quit eating just about every food you love. And insist you should switch to a bland, joyless, low-fat diet that’ll make you detest mealtimes.
But it DOESN’T have to be that way. Because one of the easiest ways to gain control over your blood is to cut WAY back on the carbs.
When you ditch the junk carbs, the extra pounds you’ve been hauling around will practically melt off of you. And most folks find their blood sugar starts to improve drastically.
In fact, I’ve watched folks put themselves into remission using this exact technique.
But you want to know what they DIDN’T give up? Those delicious ANIMAL FATS.
The new study gives us another reason for eating plenty of them. And that’s especially true when the fats come in the form of the all-natural dairy fats you’ll find in your favorite cheese.
In animal tests, nibbling cheese helped to control blood sugar and improve insulin response.
And the best part is it didn’t matter if it was bland and tasteless low-fat cheese or the good stuff loaded with those delicious fats. Either way, it helped to control blood sugar.
Feel free to stock up on FULL FAT cheese
Frankly, the researchers were more than a bit baffled.
After all, animal fats have been treated like a villain for so long they didn’t expect the results. And the surprises didn’t end there.
When they dug further back into the research, they couldn’t find anything bad about full-fat cheese. There wasn’t a shred of evidence that indulging in this delicious food leads to heart disease OR diabetes.
The researchers recommend we drop the lousy diet advice and allow folks to enjoy their cheese without guilt.
The fact is delicious cheese is low in carbs and packed with filling fats, proteins, and essential minerals. And if you choose an aged cheese like a traditional cheddar, gouda or gruyere you’ll ALSO be loading up on healthy probiotics that can help with everything from digestion to immune function.
And now we know it could even help you maintain healthier blood sugar too.