This week’s podcast, on new research linking common food additives with weight gain, may be one of the most important shows of the year so far. But not because of what it reveals about these food additives. Rather, because it’s a glimpse into the fascinating future of nutrition science. In fact, I find myself looking at every nutrition question (and nutrition facts label) just a little bit differently since having written it.
Last week’s show also turned things on their heads a bit, with new questions about the glycemic index, a concept that has become dietary dogma.
From the mailbag, a listener wonders whether powdered vegetable juice would be a good substitute for at least some of his daily vegetable ration. And another wonders why liver is considered a healthy thing to eat, when its job to filter toxins out of the blood.
Earlier this week I was a guest on Bert Martinez’s popular Money for Lunch show. We were talking about anti-inflammatory diets and why they are suddenly all the rage. If you want to listen in, our conversation starts at minute 18:30.
And for a fun (and nutritious) way to celebrate St. Patrick’s day on Tuesday, check out Nutrition Upgrade #2.