Nutrition is a relatively new scientific field of study. The conventional wisdom about healthy eating, that’s accepted by most professionals working in the field, seems to have changed drastically during the last twenty-five years. Lay people who are trying to keep up with the evolving field, to lose weight, or simply to eat healthily, need to review some very basic beliefs that they may still have. Here are some of these beliefs:
* All fat is BAD for you.
* Fructose — fruit sugar — is better for you that is plain sugar — sucrose.
* All calories are equal in their health effects, regardless of what foods they come from.
* Sugar is benign health-wise, apart from causing cavities in your teeth.
* Eating more calories than are burned within your body is the only real cause of obesity.
The modern view is generally that a healthy diet is BALANCED between fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Folks who have kept their nutritional knowledge up-to-date are no longer pursuing ‘Fat-free diets,’ which once were popular and were considered to be nutritionally Good For You. On the contrary, certain fats — including those from some fatty foods such as nuts, seeds, olive oil, cold-water fish, and avocados –are now believed to be valuable for keeping your heart healthy and lowering your risk of developing Type.II Diabetes.
Fructose, the sugar found in many fruits, used to be considered to be a safer choice for Diabetics than sucrose, which is ordinary cane sugar or beet sugar. ‘Health foods’ were sold that were sweetened with fructose instead of with sucrose. That certainly did change; ‘high-fructose corn syrup, which today is used widely in soda pop and candy because it’s cheaper than sucrose, is now believed by many nutritionists to be MORE evil health-wise than plain old sucrose. It is believed by some nutritionists to lead to insulin resistance, thence to Diabetes — and maybe also onwards to metabolism difficulties, obesity, and problems with the heart, the arteries, and the veins.
As recently as twenty years ago, their professors were telling nutrition students that a calorie is a calorie — regardless of whether it comes from soda pop, from lima beans, or from tuna. Today, it’s widely recognized that some foods — lima beans and tuna, for example –give you not only calories but also essential nutrients. Other foods, like many kinds of soda pop, don’t do that; their calories are ’empty’ of other nutrients. So it’s obviously healthier to get your calories from otherwise-nutrient-packed foods rather than from ’empty’ ones.
Ordinary table sugar — sucrose — used to be considered OK for your bodily health, as long as you kept on brushing your teeth frequently after indulging in sucrose-laden snacks such as candies and some cookies. Today, it’s believed that sucrose can be BAD for other bodily organs besides teeth — it can lead to increased risks of obesity, of Type II Diabetes, and over time even of dementia and of heart disease. Nutritional ‘experts’ now claim that adult men shouldn’t gulp down more than nine teaspoons of sucrose per day; for adult women, it’s just six daily teaspoons of sucrose. One pint-size Snapple blows right past these limits with ten teaspoons of sucrose. Who would think about it?
Another well-established belief is that developing obesity is simply a matter of eating more calories than your body is burning up, as you move around and exercise. Certainly, that’s part of the picture, all right, but — alas — obesity is a lot more complicated than that. It comes not necessarily just from laziness and eating and drinking too much. Other factors include genetics; physiology including hormones like leptin and ghrelin; overall activity level, environment — is it hot and humid or cold and dry, are there any good food stores close by; what foods are eaten and not just how much; and even poverty or being financially better off. Obesity is now viewed as a DISEASE, and a poorly understood one at that.
As more is learned about nutrition, today’s accepted conventional wisdom is likely to keep right on changing. All of us need to try to keep up with what is new and important in nutritional science. Your health and even your life may depend on your doing so.
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Naavudi can help folks suffering from high blood glucose levels, from glycosuria (glucose in their urine, aka ‘sweet pee’), or even from Diabetes, to manage their blood-glucose levels. Modern medical research is now studying the effects of many of these ancient herbs, and some of them have passed certain clinical tests. CLE Holistic Health offers Naavudi in the form of 550-milligram vegetarian capsules. Like other CLE herbal products, it’s prepared from herbs that have been raised organically on CLE’s own farmland plots, and then harvested and processed and packaged using CLE’s proprietary methods, with CLE employees doing the work at every step of the way, in order to maintain excellent control of quality, purity, and uniformity. It’s not known to interact with prescription medicines, so you can try it out without otherwise changing your medicinal regimen. Doesn’t Naavudi sound like something that you should be looking into?