Grating cheese 'cuts heart disease risk'

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London, Feb 10 (ANI): Grating rather than slicing cheese could cut your risk of dying from heart disease, according to a new UK research.

The Food Standards Agency has urged general public to opt for low fat milk instead of semi-skimmed, select leaner cuts of meat and try to cut down on unhealthy snacks, reports the Telegraph.

Substituting butter for margarine and frying food in vegetable oil are also encouraged.

Tim Smith, the agency's chief executive, said that many people were ignorant that they could extend their lives by switching to easy alternatives to their favourite foods.

"It's important to find ways to cut down, not give up. I learned to cut down cheese by grating it or using stronger flavour and I have cut down to 1 per cent milk rather than semi-skimmed," he said.

People tend to use less cheese in a meal if they have grated it.

Heart surgeon Shyam Kolvekar, who is based at The London Heart Hospital, said: "I'm increasingly seeing patients as young as 40 in my surgery who do not realise the effect of the saturated fatty foods on their hearts such as butter, biscuits and snacks until it is too late." (ANI)

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