Nu­tri­tion ex­perts teach you how to fight back when life goes wack

We asked nu­tri­tion ex­perts how to fight back when life goes wack

Men's Health (South Africa) - - REGULARS & DEPARTMENTS - BY KATIE MORELL • IL­LUS­TRA­TIONS GUY SHIELD

AAT 88, DR BRUCE AMES

knows a thing or two about the in­gre­di­ents of a long life. Ar­guably the most pro­lific nu­tri­tion ex­pert alive, he’s a se­nior sci­en­tist at a San Fran­cisco hospi­tal and has au­thored more than 550 aca­demic pa­pers. He’s In an of­fice lined with colour-coded files, he sips espresso as he sum­marises decades of re­search.

“Hu­man be­ings need about 30 vi­ta­mins and min­er­als in their diet,” he says. “Most of us are starv­ing for some vi­ta­mins and min­er­als due to poor diet, and ag­ing pre­ma­turely as a re­sult.” But it’s hard to eat health­fully in the mod­ern world. Here’s what the nu­tri­tion pros do.

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