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Red Meat Increases the Risk of Diabetes!

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American Medical Association (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) published a study that shows the increased consumption of red meat increases the risk of diabetes. The study was conducted by the American Medical Association. Decreasing red meat intake lowered weight gain and lowered the risk of diabetes. It’s not just sugar that raises your risk of diabetes! Also remember the so called “White Meat” is about 85% the same fat as red meat. Eating a diet of increased white meat may not be the solution either.

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The Other White Powder Addition Drug – Sugar!

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English: Macro photograph of a pile of sugar (...

English: Macro photograph of a pile of sugar (saccharose) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We always knew eating sugary foods leads to obesity. Now more scientific evidence is available on how bad this really is. WebMD says yes eating more sugar in our diets leads to weight gain but the converse is also true; eating less sugar in our diets will lead to weight loss. I have spoken about how sugar acts as an epigenetic trigger. It causes several triggers in our bodies. One is it causes the brain to stop giving us hunger pangs. As sugar levels rise we typically have eaten our food. As sugar levels drop the brain causes us to feel pangs in our stomach telling us it’s time to eat. Sugar also acts to store excess food as fat. Lack of sugar causes excess foods to be expelled. Watch your sugars, they taste sweet but they are pure evil! Many people think fruits have sugar and should also be avoided. Fruit juices should be avoided but whole fruits are great for us. The fiber in fruit traps the sugars and releases them slowly in our bodies. This slow release is healthy. A fast dump of sugar (spike) cause all sorts of health related problems. Sweets will spike your sugars. Eat well.

 

Is your Diet Soda Making you FAT?

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English: Diet Coke Products (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yahoo Health lists the 7 downfalls of consuming diet soda. Studies show that it may be very bad for your kidneys. It can also cause high cholesterol, weight gain (that’s right weight gain not loss), Cocktails made with diet soda can get you drunk quicker, and many more. Read this interesting article. Are you really eating healthy or are you duped into thinking you are?

What’s Nuts about Weight Gain

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Mixed nuts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. Gregor’s video, below, talks about studies done on weight gain and nuts. It turns out nuts do not cause weight gain and they are so good for us.