Hey, it’s science
Scientists from the Weizmann Institute in Israel fed 800 people the exact same meal before monitoring their blood sugar levels, physical activity, sleep and bathroom activity.
While you would expect the results to be fairly similar across the board – they had eaten the same food – researchers instead saw wildly differing reactions.
One female participant’s blood sugar spiked notably after eating tomatoes, while others saw higher blood sugar levels after eating bananas than biscuits.
Most importantly, though, was that some participants saw no nasty after-effects at all from eating chips.
Professor Eran Segal, lead researcher, said that the study shed light on how diets work for some people and not others.
“The huge differences that we found in the rise of blood sugar levels among different people who consumed identical meals partly explains why so many diets fail in so many people,” he said.
“Our results point to personalised eating choices being more likely to help people stay healthy than universal dietary advice.”
So while we’re not saying you should be heading straight for your nearest fish and chip shop for dinner every night, there’s probably only one way you’re gong to find out if you’re one of those people who isn’t affected by hot chips.