Eating cheese everyday is really good for you – this is why

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If you're one of those people that like to have a sneaky wedge or five of cheese from time to time, then today is your day.

New research from the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension says a certain type of Italian cheese will actually protect your heart.

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People with high blood pressure who participated in the study ate one ounce of Grana Padano – a hard cheese similar to parmesan – daily for two months and showed improvement in their blood pressure.

The top number of the blood pressure was improved by 7 to 8 millimetres of mercury and the bottom by 5 to 7 millimetres.

Those who ate the fake version saw no improvement.

This is all due to two compounds found in Grana Padano, a cheese which is readily available in your supermarket, which can relax your blood vessels and lower your blood pressure.

It's been a stellar year for cheese and heart health.

Another study was released earlier this year which claimed a diet rich in cheese could actually increase a good form of cholesterol which can protect you from diseases.