Here's why mozzarella di bufala extends life

Apr 17 2024, 17:13
Thanks to its rich composition of functional molecules, buffalo milk is a true elixir of longevity

The health potential of buffalo milk should not be underestimated; it is one of the richest in terms of quality, with a higher content of fats, minerals, and proteins compared to cow's milk. "But in addition to being highly nutritious, buffalo milk also contains a series of functional molecules that give it a high nutraceutical power," says Matteo Lorito, rector of the University of Federico II in Naples and president of the Scientific Committee of the Consortium for the Protection of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO. Buffalo milk is indeed very rich in the so-called longevity proteins, the sirtuins.

What are sirtuins

Sirtuins are proteins produced physiologically by our bodies, and they are capable of performing various functions. In particular, these proteins slow down cellular aging and have the ability to intervene in metabolism. They regulate important biological processes such as cell proliferation, DNA repair, and defense against inflammation. They have also caught the attention of research regarding aging and its relationship with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Buffalo milk also has low allergenic potential and has a beneficial effect on obesity, hypertension, and osteoporosis.

In addition to being rich in proteins, minerals, and good fats such as omega-3 fatty acids, buffalo milk also contains less cholesterol than cow's milk and is more easily digested by those who are lactose intolerant.

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