The final Clever Guts pull out with the Daily Mail by Dr Michael Mosley, on Friday looks at how we make decisions about what to eat.
A radical thought here, quite significant! Who or indeed what makes the decisions of what to eat, do we make that decision consciously or is it a subconscious process? Or is it the millions of neurons in our gut? Is it the microbes in our gut?
Dr Mosley suggests the microbes have more control and influence over us than we ever thought.
Makes one think doesn’t it! (No pun intended here).
Scary to imagine that it may not be our choice – but our microbiome?
So if we have not so good microbes – does that predispose us to select foods that are in fact bad for our health? If we have good microbes then we crave foods that are healthy?
So the conclusion is that by feeding out gut, healthy gut-friendly foods, we are improving our health, our physical and mental well-being – reducing weight and benefiting in many ways.
Revolutionary – worth reading the book and grasping these concepts if it helps us avoid serious illness for as long as we can.
By the way the book is a fun read and really is full of great research and clear explanations. Dr Mosley has the gift of being an excellent communicator, he is inquisitive about our health and how to improve it… a great read!
Lazy lemon and lime baked chicken
Tuna and vegetable stir-fry
Anti inflammatory tumeric dressing
Oil and lemon dressing
The great thing is the book is now available to buy!!
A large amount of very useful advice, guides and recipes can be found in the very well-written and amusing book – see the links to read more and consider buying the book as a reference volume to keep handy.
Curries are a great health food and can assist the microbiome, see the new books by Atul Kochhar and Dan Toombs for ideas on recipes, different curry powders and ingredients. Use Dr Mosleys approach to select the correct ingredients.
As seen on This Morning ITV, Stanley Tucci the famous Hollywood actor with roles in The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games and The Lovely Bones. Also, the foodie films of Big Night and Julie & Julia – and today the Emmy award-winning actor Stanley Tucci cooks up a wizz in the kitchen with his beef rolls.
As they say “Most of the world eats to live, but Italians live to eat.”
In this wonderful book, Stanley Tucci presents just under 200 recipes and the wines are paired as well.
Venetian Seafood Salad
Lasagna with Polenta and Gorgonzola Cheese
Spaghetti with Tomato and Tuna
Pork Tenderloin with Fennel and Rosemary
Roast Duck with Fresh Figs
Baked Whole Fish in an Aromatic Salt Crust
Eggplant and Zucchini Casserole with Potatoes
buttery Plum and Polenta Cake
Featuring nearly 200 irresistible recipes, perfectly paired with delicious wines, The Tucci Cookbook is brimming with robust flavors, beloved Italian traditions, mouthwatering photographs, and engaging, previously untold stories from the family’s kitchen.
Cooking, eating and enjoying food is definitely a family affair!