Be the first to like.

Share

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

Hippocrates may not have actually put it in quite those words, but that slogan summarizes his brand of doctoring. Just eat healthy food, right?

Not so fast. It turns out that the connection between food and health is complicated by two facts discovered in recent decades.

First fact: Diet affects the health of different individuals in different ways. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all diet. Our genetics and other factors such as age and gender determine whether specific foods are good or bad for us. For example, kale is supposed to be good for you. But if you’re genetically predisposed to forming kidney stones, kale is bad for you.

… Read More

Be the first to like.

Share
Fast Company

Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply