“Let medicine be thy food and let food be thy medicine” – Hippocrates
“Is it possible to get enough iron on a plant based diet?”
You’ve heard this before if you are a vegetarian.
Digestive health is becoming a hot topic in the world of nutrition! We are already aware that our gut bacteria help digest fibre, synthesize vitamin K and secrete antibacterial compounds. However, research is emerging that our intestinal microflora may do much more such as influence whether we become overweight or are susceptible to diabetes.
I get asked a lot about protein in and outside of the workplace. I’ve done a couple of posts on protein thus far (check them out here and here). In order to avoid repeating myself, I’m going to explore protein in a slightly different light: how to consume protein to maintain muscle mass throughout life and into older adulthood.
I have been making an effort to familiarize myself with popular ‘Diet Books’ and am currently reading Micheal Moss’s Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. I try to look at these books with a some degree of skepticism, as not all are built on good evidence (one of the worst being Wheat Belly…but that is in another post) or they tend to exaggerate the truth to generate publicity.