With obesity becoming an ever-growing problem in the States and more and more of our children being classified as overweight, weight loss is slowly becoming one of our top priorities. Because of this, there is a myriad of diets out there that claim to be 100% successful, but a new study shows that this simply can’t be the case. According to this study, the way that we digest food and absorb nutrients into our bloodstream is very different from person to person due to a varying combination of gut bacteria.
Israeli scientists have conducted a study with 800 volunteers, some of which were perfectly healthy while others exhibited symptoms of pre-diabetes. They were connected to devices which monitored their blood sugar levels and equipped with apps which recorded their meals. In just one week, the scientists found dramatic differences in the way each person’s blood sugar responded to certain types of foods.
In conclusion, they claim that because of this new data, there is no one-size-fits-all diet. Basically, every human organism is different in the way it “uses” food and each diet should be tailored to the specific needs of each dieter.