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You don't need a nutritionist to tell you that sugar isn't good for you.
Sugar raises blood sugar , reduces HDL cholesterol , skyrockets triglycerides, triggers abnormal insulin surges, makes us hungry. It also converts the less-harmful large LDL particles to the much more harmful small LDL particles. Sugar also makes you hungry in a cycle of eating followed by insatiable hunger. Sugar makes you fat , especially around the middle.
Obviously, table sugar is not good for you. The content of white table sugar in the American diet has exploded over the last 100 years, totaling over 150 lb per year for the average person. (Humans are not meant to consume any. The closest primitive humans ever came to sugar was their rare exposure to honey, which became available only seasonally.)
So, no surprise, we should avoid sugar and foods rich in sugar.
You know what's worse than sugar?
First of all, there are a number of ways to view the blood sugar-raising or insulin-provo...
In my last two posts (see: Reduce Triglycerides Naturally & Why Take Fish Oil if You Take a Statin Drug? ) , I discussed how, in my program for reversal of heart disease, we follow what I call the "Rule of 60": LDL 60 mg/dl, HDL 60 mg/dl, triglycerides 60 mg/dl, or 60:60:60.
We achieve greater control over heart disease risk by adhering to this formula, relying on as little medication as possible.
The question to consider here is: How can you achieve HDL of 60 mg/dl or greater?
First of all, many clinical studies suggest that HDL of 60 mg/dl is associated with dramatic reduction in rate of heart attack . Several studies suggest that higher levels of HDL are associated with less carotid and coronary atherosclerotic plaque. HDL particles are also protective against infections and even cancer, and are a major player in the body's fight against inflammatory patterns. In other words, HDL has clearly established itself as a blood particle that provides powerful protective fun...
Introduction Lipids are the building blocks of the fats and fatty substances found in animals and plants. They are microscopic layered spheres of oil, which, in animals, are composed mainly of cholesterol, triglycerides, proteins (called lipoproteins), and phospholipids (molecules made up of phosphoric acid, fatty acids, and nitrogen). Lipids do not dissolve in water and are stored in the body to serve as sources of energy. Cholesterol Cholesterol is present in all animal cells and in animal-based foods (not in plants). In spite of its bad press, cholesterol is an essential nutrient necessary for many functions, including: Repairing cell membranes Manufacturing vitamin D in the skin Producing hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone Possibly helping cell connections in the brain that are important for learning and memory Regardless of these benefits, when cholesterol levels rise in the blood, they can have dangerous consequences, depending on the type of cholesterol. Although the body acqu...
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