How can the salt in cheese help your wellbeing

01.08.2017

A research conducted by Penn State University, the renowned American university for nutritional studies, has recently proven that the sodium in cheeses may have a protective function for the body when it interacts with proteins and nutrients, elements of which Grana Padano is particularly rich.
The study compared the effect of cheeses to the one of salty bread and “fake” soya-based cheese and evaluated these by using a laser Doppler to study the changes in the cardiovascular system of the people in the trial.
"The most recent dietary recommendations suggest limiting sodium intake,” said Professor Lacy Alexander, "but our data indicates that eating sodium in the form of a dairy product, such as cheese, may be protective."
“After last year’s study, which revealed that a daily intake of Grana Padano PDO cheese can help control high blood pressure,” said Mr Stefano Berni, General Manager of the Grana Padano Protection Consortium, “this new research confirms that Grana Padano is an important and nutritious food. The presence of high biological valued proteins, minerals and vitamins, essential to human metabolism, and of naturally occurring substances due to its ageing, all contribute to make Grana Padano PDO a healthy choice.”

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