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Articles On Food Choices

September 17, 2021

'Fibre Is The New Protein', by Oliver Morrison

"With only 9% of adults getting the recommended amount of dietary fibre a day, the UK's Food and Drink Federation has launched a new initiative to boost the nation's fibre consumption."

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April 17, 2020

Microbiome maintenance: How good gut health could tackle COVID-19

"A healthy gut microbiome is crucial in mounting a response to the coronavirus . . . "

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February 21, 2020

Mediterranean diet linked to gut microbiome improvements

Medical News Today

"New research has found that older people who adhered to a Mediterranean diet for a year had healthier gut microbiomes and improved measures of frailty. "

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November 1, 2019

Melancholic microbiome? EU-backed project publishes recommendations for diet and mood

"People with depression or vulnerability to depression should be encouraged to eat plant-based diets with higher levels of grains, fibres and fish . . . "

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October 29, 2019

How to Increase Gut Bacterial Richness

"A number of studies have associated increased microbial richness…with diets higher in fruits, vegetables, and fiber."

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October 23, 2019

Prebiotic effect: Plant-based and Mediterranean diets could boost gut health

"Certain food regularly eaten as part of the Mediterranean or plant-based diets could help bacteria with anti-inflammatory properties to thrive in our guts"

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September 30, 2019

Cooking Food Alters the Microbiome

"To me, this really highlights the importance of considering the other components of our diet and how they impact gut bacteria."

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July 24, 2019

A multi-prebiotic boost of fiber

"In addition, because it has been pre-fermented, it also works as a flavor enhancer for bread dough, almost like a sourdough starter; a little bit goes a long way."

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April 3, 2019

One in five deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet

Thomson Reuters Foundation News

"The global diet also included less than a quarter of the recommended amount of whole grains - at 29 g average intake a day compared with the recommended 125 g"

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February 21, 2019

Whole grains might help ward off liver cancer

". . . those who ate the most whole grains had nearly 40 percent lower odds of developing liver cancer compared to those who ate the least"

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