As discussed in last week’s post, “Guidelines are Guidelines; Nutrition is Personal,” it is widely accepted that there is no “one size fits all” diet. A recent study might show that we’ve all been underestimating just how personal a diet should be.
An ongoing study in Israel is investigating how different foods impact blood sugar levels differently in different people. Everything from chocolate to fruit to rice may vary in blood sugar impact from person to person. Doctors Eran Segal and Eran Elina are the lead researchers of this surprising study, and they believe the disparities are related to gut microbes.
If these researchers are correct, it could mark a dramatic change in how we think about—and market—healthy foods.