Not all carbs are created equal. Processed carbs is nothing more than empty calories. They have been stripped away of mostly all of the beneficial nutrients and natural fibers that your body needs for nourishment along with spiking your blood sugar quickly and stimulating insulin response. When you begin to start reading labels you will notices thinks like the word, “enriched” this was created to fool you into thinking that the product is okay to eat. What the manufacturers has actually done was chemically added certain nutrients back in to processed carbs with synthetic vitamins that can’t even compare to the naturally-occurring beneficial nutrients and natural fibers in whole foods.
In a study published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” in February 2006, researchers analyzed the negative effects of processed carbs on 932 health men and women. Participants who ate Low-glycemic carbs showed a radical control of their blood sugar spikes, better cholesterol levels and no increase in inflammation.
Inflammation can become your enemy when it’s been associated with leptin resistance, which is thought to be a major factor for obesity. Also when you have chronic inflammation in your body your immune system goes into a protection mode because it doesn’t recognize these fake foods and it feels it’s under attack.
Chronic inflammation has been linked to major disease like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer’s.
This constant cycle can also set you up for metabolic syndrome and in-return begin to store harmful belly fat around your midsection giving you a lovely muffin top.
Your body adapts to what your feeding it, the nutrients that are supplied are being processed differently and are sent to where its need. Just like a car, each item has its own function and you can run a car efficiently without every part working as it should. The proteins, fats, and carbs are all converted into fuel using many different metabolic processes. Our bodies were not designed to eat foods like refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, cereal, bread, potatoes and pasteurized milk products.
You see when your feed your body carbohydrates it will break it down and convert most of it into the sugar glucose. Glucose is then absorbed into the bloodstream, and with the help of a hormone called insulin it travels into the cells of the body where it can be used for energy. If there is any leftover glucose and more than the liver can hold it will be won’t be wasted. Your body will turn it into fat for overall storage for later use. You see if you don’t have an overload of carbohydrates your body can and will run mainly on fats. We’ve been spoon fed by mainstream medical organizations to believe that glucose is the preferred fuel of our metabolism but actually it is fat for fuel that is the key to ideal health. Nutritional Ketosis is actually a proven powerful method to burn fat for fuel instead of sugar for fuel. When you burn fat for fuel you increase your energy, improve your mental clarity and sharpness, keeps your blood sugar stabilized, begin to balance your hormones, decrease inflammation, Increases levels of HDL Cholesterol (the good cholesterol), lowers your blood pressure, fights against Metabolic Syndrome and helps to clear your skin. One hour after consuming refined carbs your Blood sugar levels drop and signals the brain that its needs to be stimulated again by more refined carbs.
There are two main forms of carbohydrates:
Simple carbohydrates which are foods such as fructose, glucose, and lactose. These carbs are easily and quickly utilized for energy by the body because of their simple chemical structure, often leading to a faster rise in blood sugar and insulin secretion from the pancreas – which can have negative health effects.
Complex carbohydrates which are foods contain fiber, vitamins and minerals, and they take longer to digest
We’ve been lied to again by American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Diabetes Association, and other mainstream medical organizations. Eating complex carbs should not spike your blood sugar and it also should be healthy for us to consume. Normal blood sugar and insulin levels are vital to keeping our bodies healthy.
You don’t get fat from eating good fats. In Dr. Richard Johnson, latest book, The Fat Switch, has proven by in his research that fructose activates a key enzyme, fructokinase, which in turn activates another enzyme that causes cells to accumulate fat. Another fabrication by the mainstream medical organizations that has been proven wrong about diet and obesity.
In 1931, German physician Dr. Otto Warburg discovered that cancer cells have a fundamentally different energy metabolism compared to healthy cells – a discovery that won him the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
Warburg discovered cancer cells are primarily fueled by the burning of sugar anaerobically, and that most cancer cells do not have the metabolic flexibility to survive without sugar. A New York Times article notes:
The Warburg effect is estimated to occur in up to 80 percent of cancers. [A] Positron emission tomography (PET) scan, which has emerged as an important tool in the staging and diagnosis of cancer works simply by revealing the places in the body where cells are consuming extra glucose.
In many cases, the more glucose a tumor consumes, the worse a patient’s prognosis.”
Your body needs good carbs not bad processed carbs like grains, sugars and fake foods. Typical daily intake of good carbs can vary between 20 to 100 grams a day, and it all depends on if you are fat adapted to burn ketones (fat for fuel) and the amount of exercise you do. We are all individuals and each one of us are unique with our own metabolic and nutrition efficiency needs. We must begin to listen, become accountable and understand where our body are struggling to begin weight-loss and becoming healthier. There is no secret magical pill. It does take discipline, commitment and action. You cannot, no matter how hard you try do growth work for another person. This is your choice to decide to better your life and become healthy. Eating well isn’t boring nor bland. Once you learn how to eat to nourish your body you are going to feel so much better.
Food is thy medicine, right? Actually, it can work one of two ways. Food can be thy medicine or food can be thy death. This book is a guide that will inform you from the perspective of a women. You will also be able to determine what areas in your life that may need a little bit of work and the skills needed to improve those issues along with some fabulous recipes to help get you started on how to eat KETO AIP. I will also help you understand how to fix your gut, strengthen your immunity and fight inflammation with an autoimmune approach. The Keto AIP removes all the common inflammatory food triggers that stimulate a possible autoimmune reaction in the body. We’re going to start resetting those adrenals, boosting that energy and doing a little booty kicking to those hormones that have decided to act like a wild college student and pull an all-nighter the day before final exams.
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Nice post, thehypothyroidismchick! As I’m a food lover, I learn a lot about people from the food they enjoy the most! From one food lover to another (I hope!), what’s the best thing you ever tasted?
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This may sound a tab bit odd but I love the taste of a warm, freshly made spinach dip. I do my bests to limit my dairy consumption but oh my this is absolutely delicious! It’s so creamy, cheesy and puts me in my happy place. I don’t know your feelings on spinach or artichokes but let me share my recipe that I use! It’s gluten free and keto friendly just not AIP friendly because of the cheese. I use grain free chips (Siete Sea Salt Grain Free Tortilla Chips) , low carb friendly veggies or even zucchini chips.
5 oz. cream cheese
4 cups baby spinach — finely chopped
1 tbsp. butter
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup artichoke hearts — chopped
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the chopped spinach, cook for 2 minutes, until wilted. Add salt, pepper, garlic and nutmeg.
Add the cream cheese, with the heat on low, using a wooden spoon or spatula, incorporate the cream cheese into the spinach. Add the cream. Add the artichoke hearts. Mix in 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese.
Transfer to a small oven safe baking dish. Top with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Bake for 20-15 minutes at 350 F, until the cheese is bubbly.
Now, please share with me your favorite food or recipe!
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For low carbs, keto worked the best for me (http://bit.ly/AwesomeKetoDiet)
I’ll be honest and say that I cheat on it sometimes, but I come back to it gladly.
As for the recipe, here is my latest one:
– 4 tomatoes;
– 500 g of chicken wings;
– One onion;
– 500 ml of water;
– Salt and pepper;
I chop the tomatoes and the onion and then I use a multi-cooker on fry for 5 minutes just to make these crisp. Then I put everything in the multi-cooker for one hour and that’s pretty much it 🙂
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Yum and I agree, keto is best
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