Dairy products are some of the human body's best friends, when talking about healthy eating. Even though numerous dietitians view dairy food as taboo #1 when it comes to following diets, the microelements and substances beneficial for the human body in these types of products are proven to be more than crucial.
The latest research and studies by scientists from Finland reaffirmed another healthy property of dairy products and more specifically, feta cheese. It turns out that feta cheese can help protect and boost the immune system during aging, say the experts from the North European nation.
"Taking probiotic bacteria is good for the immune system, and these very same bacteria are contained in feta cheese, " explain Finnish experts.
The scientific research on the benefits and effects of feta cheese on human health is published in FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology. The main point is that the daily consumption of feta cheese helps adults deal with problems during aging and strengthens their immune system.
The volunteers who participated in the experiment were between the ages of 72 and 103. Each one of them ate a piece of feta cheese daily for a period of 4 weeks. The end results showed that the frequent consumption of feta cheese helped to stimulate their immune system.
Feta cheese showed a beneficial effect for improving immune system reactions in seniors, which is affected to a great extent by exterior factors.
It has been proven long ago and it is now well known that the insufficient consumption of milk and dairy products increases the risk of osteoporosis in women.
Among the most important properties of dairy products is that they are the richest source of easily absorbable calcium. Calcium is of utmost importance for building strong bone mass and teeth.