Breaking news: the Fountain of Youth is actually just cheese fondue, and it's probably hidden on a dairy farm in upstate Wisconsin. OK, that might not be completely true, but it is true that cheese will help you live longer!
According to Nature Medicine, aged cheese has an organic compound in it called spermidine that "extends the lifespan of mice and exerts cardioprotective effects." AKA spermidine helped these mice live longer and it helped their little mouse hearts do heart things.
But what does this mean for humans? Well, after discovering the effects of spermidine on mice, the scientists turned to cheese-eating Italians to learn more. They found that "dietary spermidine inversely correlates with cardiovascular disease in humans." Turns out, these Italians had fewer issues with high blood pressure, heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases.
Between this new find and the well-established truth that red wine is good for your heart, I feel like my life has purpose again. Colors are brighter, sounds are sweeter and I'm basically living forever. Now, if you need me, I'll be gorging on some camembert and drinking some Merlot.