You really are what you eat

At least that’s the best interpretation to put on the results of a study from King’s College London that looked at how our diets affect the bacteria that we accumulate in our gut (what’s called the microbiome) and which concluded (to no one’s surprise, I have to add) that “diets rich in . . . plant-based foods” are associated with the kind of bacteria that are thought to be linked to a “lower risk of developing conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”

Bottom line: Eat well, live better.