Diet and Weight Management

Diet and Weight Control

Latest studies show that in spite of a diet containing large amounts of butter and fat, the French have a 63 percent smaller chance of having heart attacks than Americans. However, their high consumption of wine is a contributing factor to this trend.  In addition, the French also consume less sugar than Americans.

The Right Diet May Be Wrong For You

The medical establishment states that everyone should be on the same diet, basically low fat and high carbohydrates.  On the other hand, this is a generalization that does not apply to all people. Most importantly, all carbohydrates convert to sugar. People with diabetes or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) should be careful of their sugar intake.  In addition, most carbohydrates cause more of a weight gain than animal -type foods. 

The statement by the orthodoxy that high cholesterol foods are dangerous to your health is not true. They have the public convinced that all cholesterols are bad.  However, without an adequate amount of cholesterol in our bodies, we would lose the ability to fend off disease.

Moreover, when people are told cholesterol is bad for their health, they go to the extreme of eliminating it entirely, instead of reducing the amount.  Most importantly, eliminating animal-type food and consuming large amounts of carbohydrates leads to; elevated blood pressure, elevated blood sugar levels and weight gain.

Vegetarian Diet Lacks Nutrients

A vegetarian diet, although healthy for some people may not be the best diet for theirs. There may be a lack of nutrients such as Vitamin D, B 12, and the eight essential amino acids. These can be derived only from animal-type foods. Protein derived from plant-type food is assimilated differently in the body. It does not supply the same type of nutrients that the eight essential amino acids from animal-type food do.

A vegetarian diet does not stimulate the immune system.  You need animal protein to stay healthy.

A little Fat Won’t Hurt

A low fat diet dries out the body. It causes the proliferation of ailments such as eczema, seborrhea, psoriasis, dry mouth and eyes and itchy skin.

Danger of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrate consumption lowers the blood sugar of some people so much that they crave even more carbohydrates.  These eventually turn into fat. This fat is deposited in tissues and the lining of the arteries, causing blockage of the heart’s blood vessels.

In conclusion, these are just a few tips to remember when dieting.

Staff Writer

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