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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

One Meal Away From Bad Health

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Want to know how many cheeseburgers you'd have to eat before they start doing damage to your body? The answer, according to a review of new dietary research, is just one. Just one high-fat, high-sugar meal can trigger a biochemical cascade, causing inflammation of blood vessels and immediate, detrimental changes to the nervous system, according to the paper, published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. And just one healthy meal helps return your body to its optimal state. "Your health and vigor, at a very basic level, are as good as your last meal," says lead author James O'Keefe, head of preventive cardiology at the Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Mo.

this from a recent story in Time magazine.

What happens when you eat, is that the food is digested into the various nutrients, amino acids (building blocks of protein), sugar and fat. If your last meal happens to be junk food, the rush in sugar causes a huge spike in your blood sugar leading to various short term conditions such as blood vessel constriction, tissue inflammation and free radical's that can damage all your cells.

The opposite is true as well.

Your health can be restored as quickly as the next meal. Make it a meal of lean meat, green vegetables, legumes, whole grains, sugar and salt free and things begin to reverse.

I'm not sure if you've noticed this effect after eating junk food, but I certainly have. Feeling good is as simple as eating a new meal of good healthy green foods.

The article in Time continues...

Regardless of its benefits, healthy food can leave you feeling unsatisfied if you're used to eating junk. Junk food distorts a person's hormonal profile, says O'Keefe.

"The more you eat it the more you crave it. It becomes a vicious cycle"

Just as we can be addicted to pop, coffee and cigarettes, Junk food can leave us feeling a way that we get used to. Making the switch to a healthier diet may take some adjustments and the need to overcome the "trick of the tongue". Good food may not taste so appealing in the first few bites, but your body will become accustomed to how much better you feel soon enough.


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Rob Coopers Fat burning tips In 1990 Rob weighed 475 pounds and was able to burn almost 300 lbs of fat in just two and a half years. Rob does weight management coaching from his office in Edmonton Alberta Canada. Rob's diet is based on a "System Specific Organic Whole Food" line of foods along with various fat burning, muscle building tips from Tom Venuto. Tom's Philosophy is very similar to Rob's and he's happy to recommend them

Rob is currently using the Seven Minute Muscle Workout program.


At 3:49 AM, Blogger Werner said...

yes, you are absolut right. after my divorce I started to eat a lot of "curious things" like Mcdonalds to be under people and lose my frust, but it is NO solution. I have restarted to controll my eating and feel now much, much better.
W.M Heus


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