Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - FRONT PAGE -

I’m on a mis­sion to eat more food. Not more in terms of quan­tity (I’m al­ready pretty good at that), but more in terms of di­ver­sity. This comes af­ter read­ing Rosie King’s fea­ture on gut health and its re­la­tion­ship to weight loss (page 6). Ex­perts are now warn­ing against eat­ing only a small range of food, be­cause by do­ing so we’re ru­in­ing our gut mi­cro­biome, which in turn af­fects our abil­ity to lose weight. Also in this is­sue, we find out what the best and worst days of the week are for your health (page 4), and look into the tech­niques Hol­ly­wood stars are us­ing to ap­pear 10 years younger (with­out surgery), on page 8. Have a healthy week!

Re­searchers have dis­cov­ered a new trick to keep crav­ings for un­healthy foods at bay. For the study, at the Univer­sity of Colorado

in the US, im­ages of cock­roaches, vomit and burn wounds were flashed in front of 42 peo­ple for 200 mil­lisec­onds be­fore im­ages of ice-cream sun­daes, pizza

and French fries were shown for four sec­onds. The par­tic­i­pants not only

had no rec­ol­lec­tion of see­ing the junk food af­ter the experiment, they had com­pletely lost their ap­petites. Even three

days later, they said the foods were still un­ap­peal­ing.

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