Eat natural healthy fats in the form of real food, such as olive oil, salmon, tuna, full-fat dairy, avocado, nuts and seeds. These natural fats are also good for the waist and the heart, and will keep you feeling full for longer. Eat decent amounts of protein such as oily fish (salmon, mackerel), seafood, chicken, some red meat, eggs, tofu, beans, pulses, dairy and nuts. You need at least 50-60g of protein a day, every day. As you get older, you need more. Restrict your intake of processed meats such as sausages, bacon and salami, as most contain high levels of salt, nitrates and other preservatives which your gut bacteria don’t love.Eat plenty of dark green and coloured veg. These are very low in calories and contain many essential vitamins and nutrients. They also contain lots of fibre, which the ‘good’ microbes in your gut will benefit from. Experiment with different types of fruit or vegetables (your gut bacteria loves variety). Swap white pasta and rice … [Read more...] about Fighting off disease? It’s gut instinct: Dr MICHAEL MOSLEY’s guide to helping you fight back against coronavirus
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In April 2019, the charity Child Poverty Action Group published Living Hand to Mouth, a piece of research that shone a spotlight on children’s experiences of food and eating in low-income families. When I was asked to write the foreword – following previous reporting looking at how poverty and hunger affects children’s ability to access education – it was the young people’s shame, guilt and sense of exclusion from normal, everyday activities that hit hardest. Bryony, aged 13, living with her mother and brother in a coastal town, told the researchers: “If there isn’t enough food, we’ll get it and sometimes Mum will go hungry… Even if it’s not that much food for [us], it’s enough that we’ve actually had something, whereas Mum hasn’t, and it gets a bit to the point where we’ll start feeling guilty because Mum hasn’t had anything and we’ve had it.” … [Read more...] about Why are millions of children in the UK not getting enough to eat?