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April 25, 2024 72 mins
Did you know that even at age 70, with the right nutrition, you could potentially extend your life by 6 years? In today’s episode, we learn that it's never too late to change your diet for the better. Dr. Federica Amati, ZOE’s Head Nutritionist, dives into the unique nutrition needs at every life stage. From the golden windows of opportunity that can transform your health, to practical food recommendations for adolescence, adulthood and beyond, Dr. Amati gives tips to enhance your wellbeing. Dr. Federica Amati is a researcher at King’s College London and registered nutritionist. She is also lecturer and Nutrition Topic Lead at Imperial College School of Medicine. Federica empowers people with accessible, practical knowledge to make informed choices on diet and lifestyle and to improve health based on unique needs and preferences, at every stage of life. 🌱 Try our new plant based wholefood supplement - Daily 30 *Naturally high in copper which contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism and the normal function of the immune system Learn how your body responds to food 👉 zoe.com/podcast for 10% off Follow ZOE on Instagram Timecodes 00:00 Introduction 01:17 Quickfire questions 03:32 The first window of opportunity is before you are born 06:04 It takes two to tango: equal roles in conception 07:25 The science behind sperm health and diet 09:10 What is life course nutrition? 10:35 Why generic nutrition advice isn't enough 13:00 Critical changes in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy 16:25 Nutritional needs in the second trimester of pregnancy 17:20 Preventing allergies during pregnancy 20:30 Nutrition in childhood and adolescence 21:00 The importance of a diverse diet for teenagers 22:57 Children learn to eat from us: exposure is key 25:10 The impact of ultra-processed foods on teenagers 27:40 Do you need to eat meat to grow well? 32:55 Lifestyle choices in your 30s affect long-term health 36:00 Longevity supplement myths 37:40 Gut microbiome changes in adulthood 43:28 How to extend your lifespan through diet at any age 46:05 Preparing for healthy aging and avoiding 'Sniper Alley' 50:10 How to eat right in your 70s and beyond 54:22 Protein needs as you age 56:30 Becoming a ZOE member is like having a nutritionist in your pocket! 59:20 Summary Mentioned in today's episode: Life expectancy can increase by up to 10 years following sustained shifts towards healthier diets in the United Kingdom, published in Nature Food The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD), published in American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine A single serving of mixed spices alters gut microflora composition: a dose–response randomised trial, published in Nature Books: Every Body Should Know This by Dr. Federica Amati Have feedback or a topic you'd like us to cover? Let us know here Episode transcripts are available here.
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