Vegetables are good for you, and the more veggies you eat,
the healthier and thinner you'll be, right?
Well, the former is probably true, but the latter may not
A Chinese study came up with the -- to Americans -- paradoxical finding that the more
vegetables people ate, the fatter they were.
Why? Because the Chinese in this population in Jiangsu
Province were stir-frying their vegetables in "generous" amounts of oil, and
the more vegetables they ate, the more energy-dense oil they were eating.
I'm not suggesting that anyone eat fewer vegetables. But
what this story illustrates is that nutritional "sound bites" like saying the
best way to be healthy is to "eat more fruits and vegetables" may not always be
true. You need to take the context into account.
For example, for people with diabetes , eating more fruits is
probably not a great idea, because most modern fruits are loaded with sugar.
But again, it depends on the context. If you've been ...
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Sometimes, I hate food. I hate food when I've had dinner and have a low blood sugar and have to eat more. I hate eating in the middle of the night to correct for a low blood sugar and have to brush my teeth, again, before I climb back in bed. I want to eat what I want to eat without having to glance at the plate and carb count. In my body, eating and diabetes are in a constant fight!
In my teens, I got into a binge/purge relationship with food. Later, I told friends that God had made me diabetic, so I would not be anorexic. Food has been a necessary evil and I developed a mental game to keep myself healthy: make it a love relationship. Food can be a relationship that pleases, satisfies and fulfills. Learning about food and a culture's history with food is to learn about their health habits.
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