A compound in aged cheeses may help keep you alive longer, says Nature Medicine. Italian researchers found that subjects who ate higher amounts of mature cheese had 40% less risk of heart failure. 

The compound, spermidine was first isolated from semen, winning it our award for “Most Unappetizing-Sounding Health Boon Ever.”

Check out these other super-healthy spermidine-rich foods that might fight back the Grim Reaper, according to research published in Food & Nutrition Research.