Added Sugar Linked to High Blood Pressure


According to a new study published in Open Heart, added sugar contributes to heart disease more than salt.

It seems it is the carbs and added sugars, found in processed foods, contribute to heart disease, more so than salt.
"Ingesting one 24-ounce soft drink has been shown to cause an average maximum increase in blood pressure of 15/9 mm Hg and heart rate of 9 bpm. Those who consume 25% or more calories from added sugar have an almost threefold increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease, according to the research." - Medical News Today
The biggest offender? High fructose corn syrup.

Most natural sugars have a balance of fructose and glucose. They are beneficial in fruits and vegetables. However, high fructose corn syrup is not balanced, which can lead to acidic blood, damaging the lining of the veins.

Low Carb Diet: Fat or Fiction?


From the video:

"The role of insulin is to build fat, and when you frequently consume carbohydrates it stimulates excess insulin. The insulin stops the food from being used properly, making you eat more and more frequently, a vicious cycle. Fat gives basically no insulin response, protein stimulates it moderately."

"This is not a high protein diet, it is high fat. You need enough protein to maintain/stimulate muscle, but mostly you should just dodge the carbs and eat the fat. It’s more satiating, helping you eat less."

"Some people metabolise carbs better than others. Many people are unaware that they are “carbohydrate intolerant”. There are many maladies beyond diabetes and obesity that you can’t see which are a result of excess carbs."

"People are worried that a grain-free meal might be deficient in nutrients, however meat and veg and organs etc are far superior nutritionally. There may be no one-size-fits-all diet, but it’s clear that a large portion of the population - especially the obese and diabetic - would benefit from restricting carbohydrates."

"When someone’s lactose intolerant we don’t tell them to drink milk, but why do we tell diabetics and the insulin resistant – who can’t tolerate carbs – to eat carbohydrates all day?"

"So is it a fad? Nope, there’s plenty of science behind it, and you should just try it to see what it does for you."

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