On nutrition and listening | Maya Bassil | TEDxLAU

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We’re all familiar with the cycle. Feeling overweight, we drop a few (or more) kilos, we’re happy, go back to our regular lives, and gain that weight (or more) all over again. There are so many articles out there claiming to have the answer, but are they looking at the problem through the right lens?

Maya Bassil is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition at LAU with a B.S. and M.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics from AUB and a Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from McGill University, Canada. She has always been fascinated by research in the field of Nutrient Metabolism. In simple terms, this field studies how the human body processes food components and how this can improve or harm health. While most researchers in this field focus on the major nutrients that have Calories, such as Carbs, Fats and Proteins, her research has drifted away from mainstream science to explore other “covert” nutrients, minerals in particular.

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