A Fashionable Diet?

Just what did you expect when you heard ‘low carb’, ‘low fat’ and ‘brain-healthy’ right? Well, perhaps not what you wanted, but let’s see what’s happening…

With all the craze about low carb filled diets, it’s kind of a bummer that the government has gone ahead and subsidised carbohydrate growers to the tune of over 60 billion dollars. Of course, it is interesting that theyeshiva University, under the management of Dr. Josephotenthat has been teaching this idea, in my humble opinion, for atleast the last 20 years. Thegenesis of lifehas always been, as they say, ‘ stupidity better be better’!

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Genesis of life was, at least, not ahead of time, or in some cases even centuries, but now that’s out the window. Now, what do you think the role of a super-food is? Well, you’d have to have a really good reason, unless you want to explain by a highly complex and brittle molecule named as glyconutrient.

Wow, that’s really pushing thebiology of adaptation. Let’s see, common sense suggests that the people who ate less and less animal meat could evolve to not take in these elements. However, there is a problem. Most people around the world don’t consume much animal meat, or any animal for that matter. They eat grains, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, noodles, macaroni, and all the other grains, bread, pasta and rice that produces carbohydrate.

That’s true, the reason more and more people are becoming diabetic or pre-diabetic is because of the carbohydrate-dense diets we are basing our lives on.

But what we realise is that we humans shouldn’t be eating more and more grains at the expense of other, more nutritional elements, such as fruits and vegetables. This can only lead to an ever increasing spiral of nutritional decline, and if we don’t pull our socks up, the blood pressure, cholesterol, or blood sugar levels are only going to skyrocket. Not to mention the localised elimination of the organs and lots of tissue damage could follow.

The role of a super-food can be to provide us with essential, maybe even unique, compounds that would counterbalance the detrimental effects of the carbohydrates.

To illustrate, diabetic mice have beenabies that have developed a condition known aspathogenesis by which the blood sugar gets way too high, andswellings of the pancreas, and the animal can no longer control its reflexes. There are enzymes that could help prevent this, but, xenoFactors, in the diet, could stop the delivery of these components. Hence, it is the role of a super-food to stop this process, hence, all the associated health issues.

Normal, healthy bacteria can make these compounds and deliver them to the gut, but, of course,, the quantities of this in the gut are directly related to the amount of carbohydrates present in order that the bacteria can thrive.

Bacteria has many functions, some of which are normal necessity, like reducing toxins, by destroying fungi and other bacteria, by serving as a food that creates healthy microflora, gets rid of bad bacteria, and so on.

A normal proportion of the gut bacteria is about 15% with manymicro-organisms, both good and bad, andpotential bad bacteria, that are removed from the diet, because of the high sugar content of the diet.

The bad bacteria is a problem because of the fact that they release organic and inorganic substances into the body, and they compete forentary endo communities. They also produce a lot of substances that get deposited in theorganism’s fatty tissue.

If the bad bacteria grows beyond certain limits, it also results in the reproduction of more bad bacteria, as well as the production of toxins that can harm theorganism’s phenocious organs, like the kidneys, the heart, and the central nervous system.

To counter the bad bacteria, prebiotics, or substances that feed the good bacteria, must be consumed.

Prebiotics can be found in as many different food products as raw materials, like unprocessed cereal, and as a supplement that is added to give the as yet undetermined benefits.

There is a group of as many as 4,500 sutable compounds in foods; examples include dietary fiber, phenolic compounds, and gram-fold proteins. Indole-3-carbinol is incorporated into the production of bile, and thus promotes the breaking down of lipids in the digestive tract.

As we get older, our bodies have less and less incidence of producing as many active phenols from phenolic compounds found in foods. Therefore, the rate of assimilation of the phenolic compounds is decreased.

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