Two studies from the University of Copenhagen have shown that Chinese are more sensitive to bitter tastes than the Danes. Chinese test subjects had more papillae (small bumps located on the top and sides of your tongue) than Danish test subjects that researchers believe makes Chinese people more discerning to bitter taste.
Beta-carotene, a bioactive compound found in carrots converts into vitamin A with the help of an enzyme called beta-carotene oxygenase 1 (BCO1). Amengual, a researcher states that our body is slow at producing vitamin A from a plant source compared to an animal source like milk or cheese.
The impact of the Mediterranean diet has been seen to be more pronounced on African-American men. The diet includes eating more vegetables, fruits, legumes, cereal, fish, with a healthy balance of monounsaturated fats. It has also deemed to be more beneficial for men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer.
Avocados are energy-dense fruits and are chock-full of nutrients. People who eat one avocado everyday have an abundance of gut microbes that break down fibres and produce metabolites that support gut health. It alters gastrointestinal bacteria and metabolite concentrations among overweight adults.
Allergy is the most common chronic disease found in children and is becoming prevalent in industrialised countries. It has been observed that cow’s milk in the mother’s diet stimulates the maturity of the immune system of the child.