Two Bad Boys
Friday, December 09, 2011
Dr. Weil and I are on the same page. (Won't he be thrilled to hear I agree with him? LOL) In an article on his site he says:
"Reduce the amount of sugar and flour that you eat. Recent evidence indicates that added sugar - in the form of table sugar (sucrose) or high-fructose corn syrup - is probably a greater contributor to heart disease than is saturated fat. In fact, certain components of full-fat dairy foods may be cardio-protective. As a general rule, don't consume foods with added sugars. In particular, don't consume soft drinks, which, because they contain no fiber to slow metabolism, cause rapid spikes and dips in blood sugar levels. The result can be overeating, obesity and heart disease."
I’ve been focusing for some time on sugar and starch, simply because my body tells me that while these taste really good and are fun to eat, they don’t leave me feeling so good later. Dull, sluggish, heavy and WANTING MORE. They induce CRAVINGS in me. So I have been trying to replace sugar and starch with vegetables whenever I can. See my blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
I admire Dr. Weil because he is an educated man, an expert in his field, yet he keeps an open mind and really looks into research that other “experts” with more dogmatic outlooks will ignore.
I read a lot in books and on the web. Some of it is pretty flaky, some I take with a grain of salt and some I ignore altogether. If I can safely test it on my body, say by changing my eating habits a little, I do. So I can wholeheartedly agree that starch and sugar are dangerous to my health. They are definitely the two bad boys in my diet.
WOUBBIE added this link down in the comments. Making it live: