Thanks so much for the articles and for your help in figuring this out. I am frustrated by people who try to sell books by saying “here are the 5 health foods that are killing you” and include things like soy and beans. The one citation in the article you sent said that the mediterranean diet includes 2000 mgs of phyt…
I couldn’t agree more. It is so frustrating to be constantly fighting against loud and glossy purveyors of nutritional nonsense
It’s hard to beat tried and true. I am a bit fan of the blue zones approach (get most of your calories from plants). It’s hard to beat Michael Pollan’s simple advice to “Eat real food, not too much, mostly plants”.
Thanks for the gut health article. For the sake of brevity, I focused my article on the nutrient content of soy but an article on the health benefits of legumes may be in order! I studied the gut microbiome back in grad school and am enjoying learning about the health implications of diet through this lens.