It is hard to imagine a question that is harder to understand than what should I be eating now. We live in a world with a ton of options and a bunch of diet theories in fact there are over 200 different dietary theories and at the institute of integrative health and nutrition we were required to study them all. From Paleo to veganism, south beach to weight watchers the market has exploded by even having all these choices hasn’t made things easier.
The bottom line and the most radical thing you can do for health and your healthy bottom is to eat real food. It needs to be made with real ingredients and organic when possible.
The world thought back in 1977 when the McGovern report came out that eating less fat would lower the rate of heart disease in our country. In fact there is less deaths from heart disease now than there was 30 years ago, but experts including the American Heart Association attribute this to better emergency care, less smoking and the high usage of of cholesterol and Rose Marie Robertson the chief science officer of the AHA recommends the Mediterranean diet. Heart disease is still the 1# killer even though the food industry an the country has adapted a low fat mentality.
It is not new. The science supporting the health benefits of saturated fats has been around for decades. Recently it has come to light that saturated fats found in things like olives, salmon and avocado raise our HDL, while it may also raise your LDL the HDL removes the LDL making it a wash in your body. It has also come to light that it is not enough to just test your LDL but to find
out what type of LDL you have there are two types small ones and larger particles it is the larger particles that increase your cholesterol and risk factor of heart disease. It has been shown that carb intake seems to increase the smaller LDL particles, simple carbs like bread, and corn may not look like sugar on your plate but in your body that’s what they turn into. An english muffin is
no different that a bag of gummy bears to your body. Those types of sugar from carbs stimulate the production of insulin, which causes fat cells to go into overdrive, leading to weight gain. Since few calories are left to fuel the body we begin to feel hungry and the metabolism begins to slow in an effort to save energy. We eat more and gain more weight never feeling full.. A low fat , low calorie diet doesn’t work because at this process repeats our ells become more resistant to insulin which causes us to gain more weight which only increase the vicious circle.
In a 2008 study in the New England Journal of Medicine they looked at more than 300 persons who tried either a low-fat , a low carb or a Mediterranean style diet and found that people on the low-fat diet lost less weight than the other two diets.
OUR BODIES AND FAT
- 60% of brain
- Cell membrane
- Calcium absorption
- Liver protection
- Feed the heart
- High energy source
- Lung Surfactant
- Healthy kidney function
- Hormone production
- Vitamin absorption
Intelligent Food Tips:
Yerba Mate : anti oxidant, metabolism booster drink yerba mate before – after + during a cleanse. It contains 3 stimulants, caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline, it offers a smooth boost of energy without the crash of other caffeinated drinks. It does not contribute to the acidity in your body and it contains 24 vitamins and 15 amino acids and a litany of antioxidants.
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Nutritional Yeast: Makes a healthy delicious seasoning when sprinkled on most foods, especially salads, vegetables, potatoes, rice, pasta and even popcorn. Makes food taste cheesy.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil can be taken as a dietary supplement, used for cooking or used for skin & hair care. Make sure you choose unrefined coconut oil.
Organic GF Oats: For breading as a binder, in your breakfast, terrific source of fiber.
Chia Seeds: Sprinkle into smoothies, oatmeal, granola, cereal or yogurt or use as a thickener. Chia is a vegetarian source of omega fatty acids, protein, calcium, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and soluble fiber
Stevia Liquid: Finally a calorie, carb free sweetener without chemicals all plant based. Non-Bitter Certified Organic A Dietary Supplement Vegetarian Product Stevia rebaudiana is a natural herb that grows in Asia and South America
Plant Based Protein: 22 grams of protein in each scoop, easy-to-digest, energy-boosting protein. Rich in omega 3-6-9 essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. A balanced, complete source of vegan protein that does not contain any artificial ingredients or preservatives.