We now know that food is medicine, perhaps even the most powerful drug on the planet with the power to cause or cure most disease. If food is more than just calories, if food is information that controls every aspect of our biology and health, then the fundamental question is what should we eat to feel good, lose weight, and stay healthy?
This week on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sat down with Simon Hill to talk about why we are confused about what to eat, how our food choices affect our health, and the key things we can do today to improve our overall health.
Simon Hill is a physiotherapist and nutritionist who is passionate about making nutritional information simple and accessible, so that people can make informed decisions about the food they feed themselves and their families. He is the founder of the hugely popular Plant Proof podcast and blog, and the Nutritionist in Chris Hemsworth’s fitness app, Centr. In 2019, Simon opened a plant-based restaurant, Eden, in his Sydney neighborhood of Bondi. Simon is also the author of the newly released book, The Proof Is in The Plants: How Science Shows a Plant-Based Diet Could Save Your Life (and the Planet).
In this episode, we dive into:
- The benefits of polyphenols (7:19)
- How fermented foods impact our microbiome (14:00)
- Personalization when it comes to dietary recommendations (22:10)
- Why the South Asian population is having the highest risk of cardiovascular disease even with a low saturated fat diet (25:46)
- Understanding saturated fat, cholesterol, and heart disease (44:53)
- Insulin resistance in the liver (54:10)
- Seed oils and inflammation (1:20:25)
- Lean mass hyper-responders (1:37:11)
- What Simon’s diet consists of (1:51:01)
- Understanding how the human diet has evolved (2:00:35)
For more on Simon Hill, follow him on Instagram @plant_proof, on Facebook @plantproofnutrition, on Twitter @plant_proof, and through his website plantproof.com/. Get his book, The Proof Is In The Plants at plantproof.com/book. Check out his podcast The Plant Proof Podcast at plantproof.com/all-podcasts.
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