Everyone knows the traditional healthy eating routine: five fruit and veg a day, plenty of vitamins, a balance of protein, carbs and fats. The problem is, new research has found those rules show only half the picture. In fact, following them alone probably won’t lead to optimum health, however many apples and carrots you eat. That’s because the science now shows that this type of diet completely ignores the needs of the 40 trillion bacteria living in our gut. And those bacteria aren’t just passengers, they are integral to our mental and physical wellbeing. Dr Megan Rossi (pictured) who is a world-leading expert in gut health, explained the importance of eating and drinking 30 different plant foods each week A healthy microbiota (the community of gut bacteria) is thought to lower the risk of certain cancers, reduce the chance of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and massively increase our happiness. But only if you look after it. For good mental and physical health, we need to stop eating only for ourselves and start eating for our bacteria, too. Only by feeding them properly and helping them to thrive will we fully thrive in turn. To do that, there are two… Read full this story
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Forget five-a-day! One of Britain’s top nutritionists says she’s found the secret to optimum health — and happiness. So, are YOU getting your 30-a-week? have 339 words, post on www.dailymail.co.uk at October 13, 2019. This is cached page on X-Buy. If you want remove this page, please contact us.