What is the best diet for humans? | Eran Segal | TEDxRuppin

  • Опубликовано: 20 июл 2016
  • Prof. Eran Segal presented conclusions from the research on the TEDxRuppin stage and made us question common dietary beliefs.

    For additional information see genie.weizmann.ac.il
    New research led by Prof. Eran Segals and Dr. Elinavs research unit indicates a drastic change in blood sugar levels between two individuals on identical diets - this may explain why some struggle to lose weight while others, on the same diet, stay lean and fit. The scientists even developed an algorithm that can calculate ones blood level based on his or her biology and lifestyle.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Комментарии • 2 191

  • George Taylor
    George Taylor 23 часа назад

    I’ll pass.

  • Jesper Abrahamsen
    Jesper Abrahamsen День назад


  • MySpaceTimeSauce Goog
    MySpaceTimeSauce Goog День назад

    He presented a well thought out scientific study with very interesting and useful findings, especially the effect of gut flora. A great leap forward indeed. (Many be he said 15 not 50 meals per day! Many folks miss breakfast for example.)

  • Gulbanu Bibicheva
    Gulbanu Bibicheva День назад

    Thank you for sharing! It was interesting information about research results and opinion. So many thoughts i have got, that it can influence on my life.

  • Dave butler
    Dave butler День назад

    Perhaps the 50 “meals” is meant to imply 50 incidences of glucose variation as in every time you grab a piece of food so snacks and even say a cup of coffee with cream and or sugar or say a handful of raisins or nuts,. In any event these types of discussions are interesting but most of us knew that this was probably a fact. We all know some people that can eat everything and their weight stays the same.
    Taking blood sugar after every snack/meal and tracking it is a good idea but for me its going to get to be too much.
    My questions are does not maintaining a good weight more or less imply that your blood sugar levels are reasonably consistent ? Would not a poor choice of foods lead to weight gain ? Did the speaker ever say why he lost so much weight and how he did it ?

  • Josh Snyder
    Josh Snyder День назад

    I’d like to poop in a cup and send it to him.

  • Kevin Zeichner
    Kevin Zeichner День назад +1

    This guy looks sickly.

  • 1964Loukas
    1964Loukas 2 дня назад

    Nothing new here....The late Dr. Joseph Kraft ...conducted glucose tolerance tests and responding insulin assays in over 14, 000 subjects!...the insulin assays were better predictors of diabetes in situ than blood glucose levels ( ie..one can be diabetic or pre type 2 diabetic and still display normal blood glucose.)...all doctors and dietitians will give not provide the best advice about optimal diets until they read his book " Diabetes and You" ....what is more unique about his studies....he also investigated associated pathology by autopsy in different age groups with various responses to insulin....incredible and eye opening!

  • Christopher Dietrich
    Christopher Dietrich 3 дня назад

    Ice-Cream, Chocolate, are we talking about food?

  • John Dee
    John Dee 3 дня назад +2

    Ted Talks are just so long winded and full of filler - go to 16:50 and find the wow revelation (dull).

  • Domen Petric
    Domen Petric 4 дня назад

    Can i get my prefered food plan somehow?

    • Josh Snyder
      Josh Snyder День назад

      Domen Petric You mean pizza and birthday cake?

  • Sol Feinberg
    Sol Feinberg 4 дня назад

    What is he talking about? He mentions that if there are different proposed diets that it should be easy to compare them scientifically and see there results. And then somehow implies that's been done but the results weren't conclusive or that good diets were advised and even followed but that didn't work and then gets immediately to the idea that different diets are best for different people. Wait a minute. What happens when we compare beans and vegetables and fruit to high animal foods or to high sugar and refined foods? The 1st is far better. Sure, you can vacilate between saying animal foods versus refined carbs, but you can't beat produce.

  • george lewis
    george lewis 5 дней назад

    Eat what makes you feel good and what works for you...wow..shocking..We need to see test results for this? Nah..been doing this all my life.

  • gammafighter
    gammafighter 5 дней назад

    Quackery of the highest order

  • Steve Ross
    Steve Ross 6 дней назад +1

    Seems to me there could be a basic flaw with their study: Unless every participant ate the same brands of food, the baseline would be skewed. Different manufacturers use different types, quality, amounts of ingredients to make their produce. So one brand of white bread, for example, could have a different effect from another brand of white bread. Just Saying.

  • Brilliant Shadows
    Brilliant Shadows 6 дней назад +2

    There must be a universal food that's the best for all humans. Why would we be any different from any other animal on Earth? All animals, every single one, have their ideal food. Humans must have it too, we simply must. I refuse to believe we don't. Crippled genetics and failed natural selection have ruined our natural balance. If 99 people live healthy on nuts, meat and fruit, and 1 can't, that 1 dies and won't breed. But as it stands now, 50 out of 100 can't digest/handle certain foods, and with synthetic medication and alternatives, they survive fine, and breed their failed genes. Study that and confirm it.

    • Brilliant Shadows
      Brilliant Shadows 3 дня назад

      +koruki 1000 people means nothing. Humanity, in billions, are diluded down with weak defect genes, and has been for over 100 years. Unless you have no defect, you're excluded from any true experiment. Humanity has an universal diet that's perfect for us. Anyone with allergies or bodily defects should never breed.

    • koruki
      koruki 3 дня назад

      So a study of 1000 people with hard data still means nothing to you. Lol okay

  • Hikashi A. Halfiah
    Hikashi A. Halfiah 6 дней назад

    Isn't this obvious? Human body is a complex system which must differ person to person. Of course they would response differently under the same input/stimuli.

  • B B
    B B 7 дней назад

    Conclusion: follow your guts

  • Crystal Sergeant
    Crystal Sergeant 7 дней назад

    what about not eating carbs and not increasing glucose level at no chance :D

  • Dean Gouveia
    Dean Gouveia 7 дней назад

    Makes a lot of sense in regards to raised glucose levels in so many individuals based on diet my only concern is in cellular degradation which causes cancer ... would like to see research on what effect it has on the millions of cancer sufferers

  • Naj Aziz
    Naj Aziz 7 дней назад +1

    Watching this interesting presentation I couldn't help noticing the parallels with the ancient Indian holistic medical system known as Ayurveda. Thought to be around 6000 years old, the word literally means knowledge of life. The main focus is on the uniqueness of each individual and the treatment being delivered accordingly to treat body and mind holistically.

  • Larry Putra
    Larry Putra 8 дней назад

    Yeah right always the same conclusion...

  • Larry Putra
    Larry Putra 8 дней назад

    Calories are not created equal sir!!!

  • Sinister Cinema Reviews
    Sinister Cinema Reviews 8 дней назад

    50 meals!!

  • Avvylynne
    Avvylynne 9 дней назад

    Where can I get one of those glucose monitors..?

  • Ralph Bater
    Ralph Bater 9 дней назад +2

    If the food you eat can alter you gut microbiome, and your gut microbiome can determine what diet is best for you, doesn't that mean that the diet that is best for you can also change?

  • Rodney Mallaley
    Rodney Mallaley 10 дней назад

    Big claims for such a small diet that does not take into condieration other factors as absorbtion rates via fiber , everthing centers around glucose. spikes . Anyone interested in SOLID evidence base science should review studies that are peer reviewed, published in reputable medical journals and crossed referenced in meta analysis. Such as the NIH-AARP which covered 545,000 thousand men and women over a decade. Also the China Base study which I believe was easily several hundread thousand over decades, blue zone studies, etc... all are conclusive that diets rich from plant base sources are ideal and healthiest, or you can follow the herd with the latest fad and listen to people wanted to sell you something on vague, flimsy studies. Some people want to always hear good things about their bad habits, i.e eating ice cream. If you are a truth seeker then do your homework and your own research. Good luck. Rodney

  • yura pishwall
    yura pishwall 10 дней назад

    sufferin suckitash !

  • Georgeqaws
    Georgeqaws 10 дней назад

    As an Irish, Scottish Canadian, it was not surprising in the least that the diet on the left was the bad diet. Muesli (oats and fruits, not typical to my diet), Sushi - I don't like raw fish and seaweed and it is very high in sodium, Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar or honey and almond meal, sometimes augmented with almond oil or extract. Clearly going to spike blood sugar, Corn has never been known to be good for you and high fructose corn syrup is widely known to spike your blood sugar, nuts are good in moderation, and coffee and chocolate are both high in sugar. Again obvious to me. Except for the ice cream, which melts slower, andis lower in calories because there is a lot of air in it, the rest of the diet barely has any sugar.

  • probo rahadianto
    probo rahadianto 10 дней назад

    Best diet idea for each individual is definitely a good idea. However, it doesn't really dismissed that there should be general diet recommendation for people. Ice cream maybe better for you than brown rice and it could be the opposite for other people. But generally eating carbs and sugar will spike your blood glucose. So why eat them at all? Also, food like ice cream is not created equals. The sugar in each product are different. The second thing I would like to further see is the insulin spike for each kind of meals individually. We seldom think that blood glucose spike will be directly affect insulin spike. But that is not the case. I think we should studying more about that.

    XMUS-FLAXUN JACKSUN-WAXON 11 дней назад +3

    So depending on your genetics and microbiome you should eat foods more tailored to your ancestry? It be really cool for a company to send you your tailored diet that you can consume that benefit you the most

    UPRISING 144K 11 дней назад +2

    If what he says is true, we should all eat meat all day and never get a glucose spike. 🤣
    Of coarse I’m kidding, I’m sure there are other important factors.

    • Mike Gloss
      Mike Gloss 8 дней назад

      Counterintuitively, people on the carnivore diet tend to have elevated blood glucose levels. This is because protein gets converted to glucose through gluconeogenesis... So meat is sugar when consumed in large quantities.

  • Marrethiel
    Marrethiel 12 дней назад +1

    So really, we each need one of these glucose readers so that when we spike, we know it is a "bad food".

  • Bear Claw
    Bear Claw 12 дней назад

    Smart talk. The best I ever seen on nutrition. Although I'm one of the few who actually eat 50 meals per week. Not sure how he messed up there. Possibly 50 if you count every time you ingest any amount of calories, not just what we tend to think of as a formal meal.

  • omar ramos
    omar ramos 14 дней назад

    Do diets have to do with race?

    • Ramagopal J
      Ramagopal J 10 дней назад

      Yes very much as the information stored in the genes carried through generations and the climate they lived

  • Lewelyn Fidler
    Lewelyn Fidler 14 дней назад +1

    How about looking in The Doctrine and Covenants section 89, as this diet is given by the Creator, ie God!

  • Evolema
    Evolema 15 дней назад

    This is exactly what i have been trying to figure out about my own body last 2 years. I knew that my body responded differently than what the "experts" were saying was the good stuff. And i came across this amazing lecture.

  • Cory Stottsberry
    Cory Stottsberry 15 дней назад

    This is good. Can you take an antibiotic to reset your gut flora, and introduce probiotics? Maybe not all probiotics work for human, just as not one diet works for for all humans.

  • Bob Owen
    Bob Owen 16 дней назад

    This is the key to human metabolic diseases, a constantly hi BG level until the weakest epigenetic link fails. Can get a blood glucometer and start testing yourself. Eat to keep BG low so that means no booze or soda pop.

  • Bob Owen
    Bob Owen 16 дней назад

    Have been using wrong paradigm. Fruit, like one apple, jacks up BG level way higher than eating several candy bars. Weird world.

  • jerry plantbasedmonster
    jerry plantbasedmonster 17 дней назад

    And the funded study award goes to????LMAO ...i do believe that (processed sugars)not glucose is a big problem with diabetes and insulin spikes ...a well balanced diet for each person would help alot with obesity and some diseases linked to sugar and carbs (bad carbs) but its not gonna prevent heart disease ,cancers and other illnesses....i think this is part of a good experiment but in a deeper experiment you would have to do a cell overview or test like this one to see if what you are eating is not promoting or supporting cancer cells to multiply....other wise this way of eating is just a way to make people last longer or look better but at the end you will die from the same diseases ...because if you dont die the same way the government would be loosing money....since plant based is becoming more and more the answer to people not only for a healthy body but also to cure and reverse all of the top illnesses we have now a days...they have to start telling you some truth about what you eat to keep people in the loop....now you will look healthy outside but inside its a different thing....just a thought...people we need to wake up...consciousness is the key....you are what you eat....

    BEEDOW 18 дней назад +2

    Starts off saying that to look at only one outcome doesn't have scientific value and then proceeds to look at one outcome...FAIL 🤦‍♂️

  • Bas X
    Bas X 19 дней назад

    This guy is bloody brilliant!

  • Pasquale Gelardi
    Pasquale Gelardi 19 дней назад

    The best diet is food and water

  • Infinity
    Infinity 19 дней назад +2

    Really 50 meals a week for an average person . I really don't think so

    • Infinity
      Infinity 2 дня назад

      +Luc Evenepoel how many times u take any meal In a day?

    • Luc Evenepoel
      Luc Evenepoel 2 дня назад

      Read the original article. They counted any snack as a meal too, not just the traditional breakfast - lunch - supper.

  • Justin Matmor
    Justin Matmor 20 дней назад

    Some foods such as pasta are quite dense and have a low glycemic index. So if you consume pasta you may not trigger an insulin spike immediately or within 2 hours. Does that mean that pasta will not spike your blood sugar? NO. It will. On some people a spike may happen up to 4 hours after eating pasta. In this example, it would skew the research results.

  • Peter Piper
    Peter Piper 20 дней назад

    50 meals in one week? Holy Moses! 3x7 does not equal 50. Anyone eating 50 meals a week needs to check his sanity!

    • Justin Matmor
      Justin Matmor 20 дней назад

      A snack is also considered a meal. So most people eat between 5 and 7 meals a day.

  • Dare Artes
    Dare Artes 23 дня назад +8

    When he says "Each person had different foods that spiked their glucose level", I believe he means "different carbs".
    I'd like to read that study for I don't believe proteins or fats were ever the cause of blood glucose spikes.

  • Shred Boise
    Shred Boise 23 дня назад +2

    How about simple means by changing how often we eat? Fasting = the great equalizer

    • xwinglover
      xwinglover 14 часов назад

      Agreed. Made all the difference to me.

  • kurt lowder
    kurt lowder 25 дней назад

    so you're telling me its okay to eat ice cream. jk

  • Micheal Currie
    Micheal Currie 28 дней назад

    What if, some folks are born vegetarian and some not.....What if, we are all born vegetarian. Which seems logical because, of out diet in early infancy - .Food for thought.

  • Rajeshwar Sharma
    Rajeshwar Sharma 28 дней назад

    For a sec i thought you would suggest us to eat humans and being cannibals would be best for us. Damn having English as a second language.

  • ben Assayag
    ben Assayag 29 дней назад

    Interesting and informative!! Thank you

  • Andrejs Matjola
    Andrejs Matjola Месяц назад

    Much like centralised planning does not work.

  • Santa aka Snt
    Santa aka Snt Месяц назад

    So, if i understand this right, every human can make himself his own proper diet - just eat different meals and check blood glukose level after. Correct?

  • Cicholas Nage
    Cicholas Nage Месяц назад

    every ethnic group developed differently in different conditions, so there can be no one diet that works for everyone.

  • h zed
    h zed Месяц назад

    Are blood sugar spikes the only factor to consider for prescribing a healthy diet?!
    What about possible cholesterol and blood pressure raises from innocent foods these algorithms recommend?

  • Ken Marriott
    Ken Marriott Месяц назад

    Insulin sensitivity

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  • dark monnelly
    dark monnelly Месяц назад

    Just like any intervention, diet is an individual response. One size fits all mentality is negatively impactful.

  • John Campos
    John Campos Месяц назад

    I am very curious how blood type affects ideal diet types. Realizing that years of eating the wrong foods would require a remedial diet to get back on course.

  • Robert Delgado
    Robert Delgado Месяц назад

    I agree! Fascinating!

  • Nilesh Yalkar
    Nilesh Yalkar Месяц назад

    Effortless weightloss english is easiest way

  • stig hansen
    stig hansen Месяц назад

    We found that eating kilos of vegetables and a gram of icecrem is better than kilos of marzipan and a gram of vegetables. How shocking! Leading edge research, not!

  • Frances Dumaliang
    Frances Dumaliang Месяц назад

    It just seems that the KETO diet is best for ALL humans.

  • J G
    J G Месяц назад

    At first I thought this conference was “Ted Ruxpin” like teddy ruxpin the talking bear from the 80s

  • multicolourization
    multicolourization Месяц назад

    are the infos still up 2 date now or has there been a different developement on this topic`? anyone know?

  • Jawahar Ali
    Jawahar Ali Месяц назад

    Just when i thought i have it figured out, this guys comes and messes it all up!

  • Alon Rido
    Alon Rido Месяц назад

    You said it yourself, the food we eat can change our bacterias so isnt it logical that if someone eats only bad foods he will be able to handle them better than someone who eats healthy? If he will suddenly atart eating healthy such as whole brown rice wont he get better at digesting it then icecream? You have disproved your point

  • WarSongParadise
    WarSongParadise Месяц назад

    Very nice study!

  • taliesin halliday
    taliesin halliday Месяц назад +1

    if our diet is so bad, why are we all living longer? just eat everything in moderation. we are not all the same and do not all need to eat the same.

    • taliesin halliday
      taliesin halliday Месяц назад +1

      @debra bowers. there is actually more deadly dieases such as HIV/AIDS and ebola, we also have super diseases now resistsant to anit-biotics. there has only ever been one disease eradicted in history and that was small pox. it killed millions. accidents are just as common but medicine prevents many deaths now. diet has become much, much better than even one hundred years ago. its cleaner and healthier and there are regulations and laws making it so.

    • Debra Bowers
      Debra Bowers Месяц назад

      less disease and less death from infection and accidents

  • Lucroq
    Lucroq Месяц назад

    5:18 How do you eat 50 meals a week? And this is just the average...

  • Lorenzo Antonio
    Lorenzo Antonio Месяц назад


  • Alex Danciu
    Alex Danciu Месяц назад

    How gould they isolate glucose response for one particular food? I don't believe the majority of people ate plain rice. They probably are some protein with it. Or maybe vegetables. The glycemic index of rice is influenced by the other foods eaten în that meal. Was this take into consideration?

  • TRA A
    TRA A Месяц назад

    Brilliant! Personalized diet! - who knew? (Everyone) not sure what real new data evolved here.

  • Mary Hernandez
    Mary Hernandez Месяц назад

    I don't want you to design my food. I like to eat what comes from the nature in my home. Real food . Grocery store tomatoes are not equal to homegrown. Period.

  • Rachel Simon
    Rachel Simon Месяц назад

    So where can I get the personalized diet algorithm done? I have been diagnosed dietetic and I have been doing everything suggested and I go to bed with a blood glucose of 15.0 and wake up with 11.4. I’m on metformin and don’t eat in my sleep .

  • Amity Elliot
    Amity Elliot Месяц назад

    That is good. But it is mainly about glucose..the best thing said was about the gut microbiome. There is also live plant enzymes, cholesterol added by foods, vascular blockages by certain fats etc....so this is just covering one dimension. Promise that icecream is not a good 'food'....regardless of sugar spikes. So many books covering the details. Anti Cancer, Missing Microbes, The China Study and How Not to Die. Google them and read or listen to them if you want to know much more.

  • dmack47yo
    dmack47yo Месяц назад +3

    All I heard was, EAT MORE ICECREAM... thank you, this was my ted talk

  • Andre Abreu
    Andre Abreu Месяц назад


  • Steve Anston
    Steve Anston Месяц назад

    selling personalized diets

  • If Tomato's are a fruit why isn't ketchup a jam?

    Plant based

  • Epical
    Epical Месяц назад

    Wow. Waste of time. Tldr, waste of time. Has no idea what he is talking about.

  • Armando Alvarez
    Armando Alvarez Месяц назад


  • Subhash Kapil
    Subhash Kapil Месяц назад +3

    Moderation is the key to all the problems.

  • Dennis Ong
    Dennis Ong Месяц назад +1

    i watched the whole talk hoping that he would play the harp.

  • Pale Blue Geek
    Pale Blue Geek 2 месяца назад

    This is quite exciting as someone with diabetes type 2

    • Clint White
      Clint White Месяц назад

      Go whole food plant based with no animal products and you will reverse your type 2! Then you will see the truth also. Good luck my friend!

  • Ivan Stoiljkovic
    Ivan Stoiljkovic 2 месяца назад

    This guy is full of false hope...
    Good like with this

  • Spencer Han
    Spencer Han 2 месяца назад

    where to find the programme to predict my diet option?

  • joy mukherji
    joy mukherji 2 месяца назад

    Gut bacteria thrive on a high fiber plant food diet and fermented foods like pickles and yogurt.

  • Brett Taylor
    Brett Taylor 2 месяца назад

    Damn so many "experts" in the comments... all so very open minded lol

  • Alireza Firouzfatah
    Alireza Firouzfatah 2 месяца назад

    Islamic diet is base on your body type.we have 4 body type as we have 4 seasons. these body type are :warm and cold ,dry and wet. According to your body type you have to find the right food.

  • Billy Bobton
    Billy Bobton 2 месяца назад

    Moderation, variety and common sense. Push back from the table when you BEGIN to feel full. Don’t make it rocket science.

  • Herr Starr
    Herr Starr 2 месяца назад

    Just eat meat and organs. Avoid sugar in all its forms and junk food, and also avoid vegans lol

    • Clint White
      Clint White Месяц назад

      You're right about refined sugar and junk food but stop giving dangerous life threatening diet advice!

  • Troy White
    Troy White 2 месяца назад

    Fasting cures ☝️😊

  • Michal Takáč
    Michal Takáč 2 месяца назад

    Awesome talk. Thank you.

  • Acubens Star
    Acubens Star 2 месяца назад

    The best diet for humans "does not exist"!-thank me later.

    • Clint White
      Clint White Месяц назад

      I has and always will be a form of Whole Food Plant Based diet! Thank me later! (for reals tho)

  • Richard Fey
    Richard Fey 2 месяца назад

    It would be interesting to know where this talk was given.

  • Richard Fey
    Richard Fey 2 месяца назад

    Interesting! No wonder we have a hard time finding the right food to eat! Also interesting that factor of ageing.

  • Daniel Angst
    Daniel Angst 2 месяца назад

    Did you check if people did any kind of sport shortly before the meal? Because of the GLUT4?