An increase of 3.7 g of fibre a day during the diet was associated with a 1.4 kg greater weight loss over 6 months. (Ref: American Society of Nutrition 2019).
A recent study looking at the composition of a diet (e.g. protein, fat, carbs) for weight loss showed the largest predictor of weight loss was fibre intake!
Check out you fibre intake here!
Do you rinse your dishes after washing them?
Emulsifiers found in detergents have been linked to ill health.
Scientists have seen a reduction in heart disease and cancer as a result of rinsing dishes and the lowest risk has been found in those that use a dishwasher!
There is good evidence that drinking 6 cups of coffee a day has a protective effect against disease (all-cause mortality). As yet it’s unclear whether it needs to be caffeinated or not. For those with anxiety/ISB and other symptoms exacerbated by caffeine, caution is advised.
Non Coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) affects around 10% of the population. If you think that wheat causes symptoms including bloating, stomach cramps, fatigue, joint aches and pains but you don’t have Coeliac disease, you may have NCGS.
The gut microflora impact us and we impact our gut microflora, but why is this important? Our genetics, lifestyle, diet and drugs affect the gut microflora and the chemicals they produce. This can have a knock-on effect on health and disease e.g. IBS, IBD, diabetes, obesity and cancer.The Nutrition Society Winter Conference 2019