Maybe we should be learning to love those extra pounds that we’ve put on over the holidays rather than hate them and try to lose them. Scientists have discovered that those extra pounds may develop pathogens which help boost our immune system and can fight off disease.
These memory cells are very densely packed into the fat cells in our bodies. Fat transplants may also be available in the future to help fight off disease. The role of fat in the immune system isn’t yet fully understood, but it could well be vital to keep our immune system as strong as possible. As usual though, everything in moderation, too much bodily fat will be harmful.
As usual there will be a host of new diets hitting the market this year, and each one will be claiming to be the best one for you, so it’s important to be fully informed in order to work your way through this minefield and not be disheartened if you choose the wrong one.
The Dash diet is the winner so far over in the States, which recommends low fat low sugar and small amounts of red meat. It’s a healthy eating plan that supports long term dietary changes. This and the Mediterranean diet are the top two as they include a wide variety of fresh foods and have been linked to good heart health,
The Keto diet for example is very restrictive, which is ok while you’re on it, but returning to normal eating habits usually leads to weight gain.
Beware of diets that cut out fruit and vegetables and whole grains which are vital for our health and well being.
I will be keeping you informed of new crazes as and when they arise.
Let’s look forward to a Happy and Healthy new Year.