Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

What Your Microbiome Wants for Dinner

Certainly changed how I viewed diets… another must-read.  Consider getting the authors’ book.

What Your Microbiome Wants for Dinner

You may think twice about your diet when you follow the metabolic fate of your food.

By David R. Montgomery & Anne Biklé | December 10, 2015 | Nautilus

(Excerpted from The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé. Copyright © 2016 by David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé.)

January 3, 2016 Posted by | diet, health, nutrition | , , | Leave a comment

Junk food is addictive

“… extremely sweet or fatty foods captivate the brain’s reward circuit in much the same way that cocaine and gambling do…”

A must-read for the sake of your own health.

How Sugar and Fat Trick the Brain into Wanting More Food

Junk foods can muddle the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive

Ferris Jabr | January 1, 2016 | Scientific American

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January 3, 2016 Posted by | behaviour, diet, health, nutrition | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment