Prompted by: “Sugar — Not Fat — Causes Most Of Your Health Problems, Says Top UK Cardiologist” (Reset.me)
A solid read frankly worthy of less writing in this post, one important addition is excessively consuming certain breads (and/or such) also contributes to insulin issues, because they’re fast carbohydrates.
From “List of Slow & Fast Carbs”…
Foods that rank high on the glycemic index, which could be considered fast carbs include white bread, instant oatmeal, pretzels, saltine crackers, popcorn, rice cakes, cornflakes and white rice, notes the American Diabetes Association. Any food product with refined flour or refined sugar, most packaged foods or frozen foods and most baked goods fall under the category of fast carbs. These foods are usually low in fiber, high in added sugar and may be processed.
While I’m not a nutritionist (just a humble entertainer), dietary wisdom logically recommends sticking with foods/drinks that humanity evolved to healthily consume.
Of course, if you’re a nutritionist, feel free to “omniversally” constructively weigh in comments-wise for community benefit for us all.
Our ancestors on the tree of life survived an extinction event (that killed the dinosaurs), apparently partially because of the eating flexibility from being both carnivorous and herbivorous — and I find it fitting for yours truly to most responsibly match that flexibility along the food chain fwiw.
When I’m not being somewhat abusive (I do eat a bit too much junk food to offset unhealthy stress due to inevitable imperfection, despite my best efforts against it), I cook reasonable amounts of meats (primarily boiled chicken breasts) without sauces (marinades, etc.), a morning egg fried in olive oil (although I will soon try changing that to the apparently healthy coconut oil to avoid possible cancer from heating the olive variety), often a daily handful of unsalted peanuts, and as much fruits and vegetables as I can safely consume.
While taste would suffer from my dietary simplicity upon not adapting nicely, the healthy feeling is truly topnotch in terms of post-consumption satisfaction.
I usually drink water. Otherwise, I drink milk (frankly with some chocolate help — because I sadly can’t — preferably yet — afford the high-quality local farm milk as opposed to the generic store brand), a morning shot of orange juice (i.e. a very small amount due to heavy sugar from concentration) after the half-cup of morning coffee (black) accompanying my writing here, and the very occasional glass of wine or beer (almost exclusively upon going out with family and/or friends) — and that latter beverage class probably best not accompanying my writing here (although it might help prevent perhaps exceedingly lengthy and complicated sentences).
Never obsessing over my diet (because ultimately stress in general determines health), I occasionally break free from restrictions to enjoy restaurant food (basically guaranteed to be unhealthy due to seriously competitive tastes).
Shortly ago on the evolutionary timeline (i.e. roughly 5,000 years ago, memory serving, but you get the point), sugar was a luxury item — so not a staple in evolutionary food consumption flooding the supermarket aisles.
The human body usually isn’t built to healthily handle the ample sugars (fast carbs) often consumed these days.
Sure you can be a part of that brutally challenging evolutionary adaptation (or devolution as the case may be) apparently spanning many generations beyond ours, if you prefer, but otherwise it makes sense to maximally minimize (yeah, I apologetically went there) fast carb consumption to help greatly reduce the serious burden upon our healthcare system — and preferably live a more valuable life (for you and any applicable yours) in the process.
Only you know your sense of balance in this unimaginably complex reality. Health is all about optimizing that balance (like surfing a wave that you’re energetically a part of), so your dietary uses and even abuses must be your own determination (not some expert’s), but it helps to stay informed regarding your options.
Non-abusive experts avoiding misinformation for profit can help greatly within that informative regard, and responsible (including competent) entertainers know how to interestingly spread those experts’ teachings for maximum societal reach.
Stress Health is an entertainment project (an extremely flexible multimedia and sociality container tied simply to a name, logo, and a basic guiding principle — e.g. stress management) participating in the entertainment layer (education with entertainment for learning interest) necessary for optimal spreading of the informative word on behalf of any worthy cause (e.g. dietary stress).
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