Friday, November 27, 2015

Extra days off lead to excessive reading (a good thing)

** Originally written last week but only published on December 1st **

Yesterday was Thanksgiving day in the US, so I was off work and had lots of time to read. Some of the things I've been reading about food and nutrition lately talk about:

  • the value of fermented food and drinks (pickles, sauerkraut, kefir)
  • how the human gut is the second brain
  • the importance of fiber in our diet
  • the merits of intermittent fasting versus eating multiple smaller meals each day
  • low carb diets, high in fats (like Paleo), with or without grains and gluten
I remember when I lost a lot of weight once before, when I was living in England back in 2006, I drank a little bottle of Yakult probiotic dairy (sugary) drink each day. I wouldn't do that now, but I would be okay with other fermented foods and drinks. 

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