Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer, study finds
Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald's meals for 10 days straight. The finding emerged from studies conducted by Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London.
Excluding fat and sugar are less important to a healthy diet than making sure the food one eats is as diverse and natural as possible, Professor Spector said. His advice chimes with studies suggesting that Belgian Beer, garlic, coffee, leeks and celery are ideal foods for promoting healthy gut flora.
“Most processed food products come, depressingly, from just four ingredients: corn, soy, wheat or meat”.