Monday, December 24, 2012

A Little Look At Fat, Sugar and Carbohydrates

Addicted to Carbs

Here is a selection of articles - long, but definitely worth the read - about fat, sugar and carbohydrates.
Note: The headings are links to the articles from which the quotes are taken.

What If It's All Been a Big Fat Lie?
"... researchers point out that there are plenty of reasons to suggest that the low-fat-is-good-health hypothesis has now effectively failed the test of time."

"If you work out the numbers, you come to the surreal conclusion that you can eat lard straight from the can and conceivably reduce your risk of heart disease."

Is Sugar Toxic?
"What are the chances that sugar is actually worse than Lustig says it is?"

"In animals, or at least in laboratory rats and mice, it’s clear that if the fructose hits the liver in sufficient quantity and with sufficient speed, the liver will convert much of it to fat. This apparently induces a condition known as insulin resistance, which is now considered the fundamental problem in obesity, and the underlying defect in heart disease and in the type of diabetes, type 2, that is common to obese and overweight individuals. It might also be the underlying defect in many cancers."

Absolute Scientific Proof Carbohydrates Are Pathogenic
Here's just the introductory sentence to whet your appetite (no pun intended!).
"Carbohydrates cause nearly all age-related diseases."

"All carbohydrates are bad, but simple carbohydrates like sugar and white flour are killers. Complex carbohydrates cause debilitating age-related disease also. It just takes longer. There are no healthy carbohydrates."

What a wonderful era we live in - information at our fingertips.
What did I ever do without the Internet, without Google?!

I'd love to know what you think about fat, sugar and carbohydrates.

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