The Body Bible

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 13 September 2011



(2011), "The Body Bible", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 41 No. 5.



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The Body Bible

Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 41, Issue 5

Yann Rougier, a doctor in Nutrition and Neurobiology and a world leading authority on health and wellbeing, has devoted his career to researching nutrition and its impact on the nervous system. Distilling his 35 years of research and experience, Rougier unveils for the first time in the UK his ten practical tips on how to achieve optimum health and the ideal weight:

  1. 1.

    Thou shalt incorporate fibres daily.Fibres are essential as they slow down sugars, ’soak up’ fats, cleanse gut/colon flora and regulate bowel movements.

  2. 2.

    Thou shalt take vitamins.Vitamins should be taken during meals as three-week treatments every three months.

  3. 3.

    Thou shalt moderate salt intake.

  4. 4.

    Thou shalt reject saturated fats.

  5. 5.

    Thou shalt become friends with the pavement.The best sport for regulating the metabolism, our nervous system and our blood sugar level is in fact walking.

  6. 6.

    Thou shalt shun extreme diets.Any diet that consists of an abundance of acai berries, cabbage soup, grapefruit […] the list goes on, promotes the yo-yo effect wherein the weight lost is quickly regained and may have detrimental effects on the body.

  7. 7.

    Thou shalt observe the glycemic index of foods.

  8. 8.

    Thou shalt balance diet combinations.Our habits of protein and fat over consumption have increased over the past decades.

  9. 9.

    Thou shalt respect time.The time to cook. If not under time constraints, cooking can be extremely therapeutic.

  10. 10.

    Thou shalt not neglect emotions.

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