According to the results of a research, Emmentaler Dop helps our defenses thanks to a fatty acid that is formed during its processing
Our health also passes by food since there are foods that act in a beneficial way on the body by helping the immune system. And one of them would be Emmentaler Dop, the Swiss cheese with holes. To prove this, a study recently published by Agroscope, the Swiss Confederation's Competence Center for Agronomic Research, affiliated with the Federal Office of Agriculture.
Because Emmenthaler Dop helps the immune system
Emmentaler AOP naturally contains a high percentage of propionic acid, a short-chain fatty acid that is formed during the cheese processing phase during which the typical “holes” are created. Now scientific research has shown that an increase in the content of short-chain fatty acids such as acetic acid, but also propionic or butyric acid, in the diet is an important factor for the purpose of reduce the risk of overreactions or deficient reactions of the immune system also acting as a kind of "Anti-inflammatory brake".
Short-term fatty acids are naturally produced during the fermentation of fibers in the large intestine. In a low-fiber Western diet, the consumption of natural foods with propionic acid fermentation such as Emmentaler PDO can help meet the daily requirement of propionic acid, the researchers write in a summary of the specialist article. Propionic acid bacteria can produce numerous biologically active compounds, such as vitamins of group B: vitamin B12, vitamin B2 or l'folic acid.
It is not the first time that we talk about the benefits to the immune response determined by the consumption of cheese: in the past a study published in "FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology" had proven its effects on improving all immune defenses, especially among the elderly. The conclusion now reached by the researchers is that the consumption of Emmentaler PDO helps to preserve a greater variety of intestinal flora and to also exercise a positive action on the regulation of metabolism of sugars and fats. Furthermore, being a raw milk cheese, protects against allergies and promotes health. And being without lactose, even those who are intolerant can consume it.