Yesterday I was interviewed on the health effects of lemon water for an article at NU.nl. However, except maybe for seamen with scurvy a few centuries ago, lemon juice is no superfood. A glass of lemon water in the morning won’t help you burn fat or detox your body. Fortunately, there is also isn’t much harm in drinking lemon juice. It is low in sugar so it’s a healthy alternative over other fruit juices.
Honored to have been invited by the American Society of Nutrition to speak at the Dubai International Congress of Nutrition last week. In my two presentations, I talked about how whole grains can impact cardiometabolic health and the importance of whole-grain intake for global health. Did you know that low intake of whole grains and high intake of sodium are the two most important dietary risk factors for NCD morbidity and mortality globally?
Proud of Zhangling Chen, who won the Alpro Foundation Award for best scientific publication of 2018 for her paper ‘Plant-based Diet and Adiposity Over Time in a Middle-aged and Elderly Population’. Zhangling constructed a continuous plant-based diet index and found that adhering to a more plant-based and less animal-based dietary pattern was associated with less adiposity over time.
Is there such a thing as healthy alcohol consumption? I was invited to give a lecture on this topic at the Food Trend College on alcohol organized by HAS Den Bosch. Interesting discussions with the students and representatives from the alcohol industry on whether alcohol sales or marketing should be regulated!
This month, Zhangling and I presented our research on plant-based diets and on the gut microbiome at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Berlin. So exciting to share our work with thousands of scientists and health professionals at this huge diabetes conference!
Honored to have been invited to speak at the International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition in Loma Linda, California this week. In my two presentations, I talked about the importance of diet during pregnancy for child health and on the effects of different types of dietary patterns on bone health across the life course.