I don’t eat grains. It has been the key to my maintaining the weight I lost from my bariatric surgery in 2003. Eating grain-free and high protein also has been vital in maximizing my results from body contouring plastic surgery in 2013. Eating grain-free is not some crash diet fad that I made up. Many people around the worldwide champion the Primal (or Paleo) way of eating, which challenges many well-accepted elements of the standard American diet.
Primal eating essentially follows the evolutionary model of meats, fish, greens, nuts, vegetables and limited fruits. It claims that carbohydrates in grain form, especially the highly-processed varieties found in most restaurant and prepared items, are simply not a good energy source for human health. In particular, it asserts that refined carbohydrates are a primary factor in contributing to obesity, type 2 diabetes, anxiety and depression, lack of energy, inflammation, metabolic syndrome or "Syndrome X" and heart disease. All...
It is important to eat nutrient-rich foods for good health. This is especially important if you are following a calorie-restricted diet. You'll need to get the maximum nutrients from your food given that you are eating less of it, in order to achieve and maintain good health.
Low on the glycemic index and just 85 calories per cup, blueberries are one of the very best fruits for dieters to eat. Blueberries are full of flavor and packed with fiber, phytonutrients, favonoids, vit. C, and manganese.
Be sure to choose organic wild blueberry varieties fresh in season or frozen. Conventionally-grown domestic blueberries are on the "Dirty Dozen" list , meaning that they test positive for at least 47 different chemicals.
Here's the skinny on the amazing health benefits of blueberries (infographic):
Courtesy of: U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council
Fat is bad, right? I'm not talking about the fats we eat
here. I mean the fat on your body. The less fat, the healthier you are.
Everyone knows that.
But maybe everyone is wrong.
New research in the laboratory of C. Ronald Kahn at the Joslin Diabetes
Center suggests that some fat, namely subcutaneous fat, may actually be healthy
and may protect people from getting metabolic diseases like diabetes .
There are two basic classes of fat in the body: brown fat
and white fat. Brown fat seems to serve as a heat source, and this is an
important function in many animals. For example, newborn lambs have brown fat
around their kidneys, and when they're born in subzero weather, this fat is
burned to produce heat and keep them from freezing to death.
I used to breed my sheep, and if I found a dead recently
born lamb, I could look at the kidneys to see if they contained brown fat. If
they did, the lamb had probably been stillborn. If the brown fat was gone,
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