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Comparison with ancestral diets suggests dense acellular carbohydrates promote an inflammatory microbiota, and may be the primary dietary cause of leptin resistance and obesity

The foods eaten by hunter-gatherers, non-cereal horticulturalists, and those following a modern Paleolithic or “primal” diet are sharply delineated from modern foods by their lower carbohydrate densities. Consumption of exclusively low-density carbohydrates is suggested to produce a less inflammatory GI microbiota, and may explain the apparent absence of overweight and metabolic disease in two of these groups, and the promising early data from the third.

Read this insightful article here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3402009/#_jmp0_

 

How bad is fructose?

fruThe intake of dietary fructose has increased significantly from 1970 to 2000. There has been a 25% increase in available “added sugars” during this period. The Continuing Survey of Food Intake by Individuals from 1994 to 1996 showed that the average person had a daily added sugars intake of 79 g (equivalent to 316 kcal/d or 15% of energy intake), approximately half of which was fructose. Why?

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/86/4/895.full

 

Call to halve target for added sugar

People need to more than halve their intake of added sugar to tackle the obesity crisis, according to scientific advice for the government in England

Free the sugarlessmeA draft report by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) says sugar added to food or naturally present in fruit juice and honey should account for 5% of energy intake.  Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-28037415?utm_content=bufferb500a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The World Cup’s Sickening Message

junk foodInstead of focusing exclusively on alcohol’s potential to fuel violence inside stadiums, the media should be emphasizing the damage that alcohol and processed foods are causing to the world’s population every day
Read more at http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/kent-buse-and-sarah-hawkes-condemn-companies–profit-driven-promotion-of-unhealthy-consumption-habits#PLgs2dVIz0ti1YTQ.99

NAMIB TIMES Article 18 March 2014:

An introductory Lecture on the 4×4 Diet was held in Swakopmund on Thursday at the Swakopmund Sands Hotel and Conference Room. Another interactive 4×4 Diet Seminar was conducted on 15 March.  The 16 Principles of Fat Loss were presented. The staggering increase in and the related cost of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), hypertension, diabetes and obesity worldwide, Namibia included is, well known… read more…

http://www.namibtimes.net/forum/topics/what-s-the-4×4-diet

Sugar, not fat, is real heart disease killer (Daily Mail article – 05 March 2014)

Low-fat diets do not curb heart disease or help you live longer – the real enemy is sugar and carbohydrates, according to a leading scientist.Current dietary advice is based on flawed evidence from the 1950s that has demonised saturated fat and put public health at risk, he said.James DiNicolantonio, a cardiovascular research scientist in New York, said: ‘We need a public health campaign as strong as the one we had in the 70s and 80s demonising saturated fats, to say that we got it wrong.’

Click here and read more:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2574269/Sugar-not-fat-real-heart-disease-killer-We-got-wrong-diet-advice-claims-expert.html#ixzz2vBGitTVE

Click here:  SUGAR (National Geographic Magazine Article August 2013)

Recently the American Heart Association added its voice to the warnings against too much added sugar in the diet. But its rationale is that sugar provides calories with no nutritional benefit. According to Johnson and his colleagues, this misses the point. Excessive sugar isn’t just empty calories; it’s toxic.

Click here: DOES SUGAR MAKE YOU STUPID?  (National Geographic Article)

Cheaper than table sugar, high-fructose corn syrup is commonly added to soft drinks, condiments, and other processed food.

Click here: Sweet poison: why sugar is ruining our health (Telegraph Article)

Each week the average Briton consumes 238 teaspoonfuls of a potentially toxic substance linked to long-term health problems – often without knowing it. But just how hard is it to go sugar-free?

Comparison with ancestral diets suggests dense acellular carbohydrates promote an inflammatory microbiota, and may be the primary dietary cause of leptin resistance and obesity

The foods eaten by hunter-gatherers, non-cereal horticulturalists, and those following a modern Paleolithic or “primal” diet are sharply delineated from modern foods by their lower carbohydrate densities. Consumption of exclusively low-density carbohydrates is suggested to produce a less inflammatory GI microbiota, and may explain the apparent absence of overweight and metabolic disease in two of these groups, and the promising early data from the third.

To read more of this insightful article click here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3402009/#_jmp0_

 

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