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Yet another good reason to keep blood sugars low

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Here is a story from today's LA Times.
This is not entirely new information for many but there seems to be more and more research confirming it. This is just a small study, but nevertheless significant:


www.latimes.com/science/
sciencenow/la-sn-blood-sug
ar-brain-20131023,0,618346
5.story#axzz2jB6bidRs


I can tell that my memory is improving as my blood sugar levels are getting lower. It's a pretty good motivator for me. emoticon
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  • v TIME2BLOOM4ME
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    968 days ago
  • v SKATER787
    Yes, I've seen this and kept the link. Thanks.
    970 days ago
  • v AKHEIDI
    Another small step forward for LC'ers everywhere!
    970 days ago
  • v HOUNDLOVER1
    Woubbie, you are right, saturated fat is only a problem when eating together with high levels of carbs. I eat over 100 grams of saturated fat every day (in the form of coconut oil, butter, meat etc.) and my cholesterol levels are so good that my doctor sees no need to check them more than once a year, and then only on my request.
    Glenn,
    we have been misinformed about this for years but all the more recent research points to carbohydrates as causing the inflammation, not the saturated fat.
    970 days ago
  • v -POLEDANCEGIRL-
    Keeping my sugars is key. Thanks for the link
    970 days ago
  • v JSTETSER
    I just posted the article on my Facebook page. Thanks.
    970 days ago
  • v JSTETSER
    I agree. Thanks for the post!

    970 days ago
  • v WOUBBIE
    @Glenn - Most studies looking at saturated fat in the diet do not control for other variables, particularly carbohydrate content. Saturated fat stuck to wheat flour and coated in sugar will increase inflammation. Natural saturated fat on a low carb diet will just make you healthier.

    Birgit, that looks like a very promising line of research! I've liked how I've felt mentally on low carb since Day One, but now that I'm adding a tablespoon of coconut oil every day I can see a DEFINITE improvement in memory and focus.


    970 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Thanks for sharing this! Alzheimer's is often referred to as type 3 diabetes for the reasons described (i.e. high glucose affects on the brain).

    Any sugar level over 140 causes damage to arteries, veins and nerves. So, for me, definitely extra reasons to keep it in check!
    971 days ago
  • v JANET552
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    971 days ago
  • v ERIN1957
    I so agree, and Dr. Perlmutter and many other experts prove this time and time again through their studies, research and practices.
    I always find it almost laughable, when people just don't get it, what makes them unhealthy. The combinations of so much, create their issues not just one factor. Saturated fats are not the evil cause by it's self, it is the sugars(CARBS) and junk we eat along with it.
    Healthy fats are a healthy solution for so much when we eat it correctly and is such a wonderful aide to health (especially brain health), when used for health, not obsessing pleasures along side a horrible diet of empty killing carbs.
    Thanks Birgit for adding a positive message in this battle of health and sad to say it will be a battle until people(me included) get the true message and stop allowing food to kill them.
    971 days ago
  • v YMWONG22
    Great. Thank you. emoticon emoticon
    971 days ago
  • v REJ7777
    Good to know! emoticon
    971 days ago
  • v THE_SHAKESHAFT
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    971 days ago
  • v JUST-ELIZ
    Very interesting- and I know first hand that high blood sugar made me tired, lethargic and therefor how am I able to think well and remember things? Makes sense to me! I've experienced it.
    Thanx! emoticon
    971 days ago
  • v WEARINGTHIN
    It's kind of funny that you are citing studies to come out of who knows where about blood sugar, when it is studies from all over that link saturated fat with inflammation, and thus greater risk of heart disease, and those are "flawed" studies. But maybe I'm the only one with the clogged arteries. (PS I do honestly believe that lower blood sugar, to a point, is good for the brain.) Glenn
    971 days ago
  • v NASFKAB
    thanks for the link
    971 days ago
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