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What cheeses can not eat women and why


Source: Rambler

Cheese is one of the most ancient products of mankind. It was used by people before our era, and even then there were several types of cheeses, many of which were considered worthy only of kings. And yet everyone's favorite cheese can be harmful.

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All cheeses contain dope

Surprisingly, at the end of the last century, researchers knew that any cheese contains a small amount of morphine, which provokes addiction to the product, says Rambler. The report of one of the corporate research laboratories, which had warned the American public about this in 1981, was preserved.

In 2015, an article by nutritionist Cameron Wells was published on the website of the US National Library of Medicine, which says that casein milk protein is present in any, soft or hard cheese, in one percentage or another. In the process of digestion, at the stage of passage of the human duodenal intestine, it is transformed into the protein casomorphin, which is similar in its action to morphine.

This substance has a standard opioid activity, such as sedation, pain relief, drowsiness, depressed state, and, of course, is addictive to the product that produces this drug peptide. However, this is not all.

Referring to research by scientists at the University of Illinois, USA, nutritionist Cameron Wells argues that in pregnant women even low concentrations of casomorphine in the intestines can adversely affect the fetal development of the fetus and subsequently become one of the causes of autism in a child. Therefore, cheeses for women in position should be used with great care, preferably very rarely and in minimal amounts.

Soft cheeses are often infected with bacteria.

Rare types of soft cheeses in many countries and regions are a kind of national and cultural pride. Sometimes, as well as centuries ago, hereditary cheesemakers are engaged in their production and privately. However, keeping the ancestral traditions of cheese making and offering consumers unique products, they, unfortunately, rarely care about sanitation. In 1990, the British Research Institute Campden BRI carried out a collection of tests in the workshops of hundreds of food industries for the likelihood of infection with monocytogenic Listeria.

Experts have taken about ten thousand samples from various European food enterprises, including private ones. It turned out that more than half of all positive tests for infection with Listeria came exactly at the cheese factory.

In 2017, an article was published in the monthly European Journal of Epidemiology that German scientists conducted a meta-analysis of data from twenty-nine cohort studies involving nearly a million people over the past twenty years. Their conclusion was disappointing.

At least 83% of all human listeriosis infections in Western Europe during this period were due to unpasteurized milk, which was used to make soft cheeses. During the maturation of such a product on its milk basis, very often favorable conditions arise for the growth of various bacteria, including monocytogenic listeria. As a result, the infection from the cheese enters the human body and affects the central nervous system.

Initially, the disease presents with muscle pain, chills, jaundice, or fever, but in rare, severe cases, it can be fatal.

However, listeriosis is especially dangerous for pregnant women. Even if the expectant mother herself, being infected with food, will be able to save the child (with listeriosis, the risk of miscarriage is very high) and restore her own health, then her newborn baby will most likely be diagnosed with sepsis, pneumonia or even meningitis, and the treatment will be long and very difficult ...

Therefore, the author of an article in the European Journal of Epidemiology warns: in recent years, the risk of eating cheeses such as Dorblu, Brie, Camembert, Taleggio, Cambonzola, Danablu, Shabishu and other homemade pickled cheeses, prepared privately and on farms, has only increased in recent years. Eating such foods can have disastrous health consequences.

European women do not recommend pregnant women to eat soft cheeses for all nine months, even if some of them are produced under the label of well-known brands.

Cheese is one of the most favorite and popular dishes of gourmets from all over the world. However, with all our love for this dairy product, few of us guessed how to eat cheese and serve a cheese plate. In the "cheese etiquette" it is said about the correct serving and use of a cheese plate in a restaurant, the correct eating of cheese "in public" in order not to be considered an uneducated peasant. A kind of a set of simple rules that should not be ignored, but rather know and respect.

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