Could a Burger and French Fries Be Better for You Than Salad?
We've grown up with a fairly rigid sense of the relationship between healthy and unhealthy foods. I mean, most of us don't follow it in any rigid sense, but we at least know that fatty, fried foods with high caloric content are probably not the sort of thing upon which we should be basing our entire diets.
But a new study from the Weizmann Institute in Israel--which must be a good school/research facility, because it has a Wikipedia filled with all sorts of alumni in the world of science, none of whom I've ever heard of--indicates that things are far more complicated than that.
In short, they've determined that the way the human body processes foods is a fair amount more individually determined than we've been taught; there's no one-size-fits-all science, according to their findings:
"The huge differences that we found in the rise of blood sugar levels among different people who consumed identical meals highlights why personalized eating choices are more likely to help people stay healthy than universal dietary advice," Professor Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute in Israel, said.
Here's a handy video they put together to help explain the concept:
Welp, I'm gonna go roll the dice that my favorite foods respond to my body in a positive way.