If you’ve never heard of the glycemic index and glycemic load, then this article is going to forever change your relationship with the carbohydrate containing foods you eat… in a good way!
This impacts general health, weight management, and type 2 diabetes.
Before I get into it, I want you to understand that you don’t have to know the exact values to benefit from this. Just a basic understanding will most likely shift many of your daily food choices, and that can make all the difference.
I don’t know about you, but I need at least a little “why” before I’m willing to put any effort in.
Insulin is a master metabolic hormone whose main job is to keep our blood sugar levels in a safe range, but it does so much more. It also has a lot of say in whether we are burning fat or making fat... and whether we are breaking down cholesterol or producing it.
When we eat carbs, our blood sugar levels increase. An appropriate amount of insulin is released...
Deaths from Alzheimer's disease & diabetes, as well as Parkinson's, have increased notably over the last 40 years. Alongside this, the use of nitrites and nitrates in food preservation, processing and fertilizers has multiplied hundreds of times over. Recent research links the two, resulting in significant implications for the future use of these chemicals.
Nitrites and nitrates are known to be dangerous to humans. The majority of them cause cancer. Nevertheless, we are ingesting more and more of these chemicals daily.
Fertilizers are nitrate-based and contaminate both food and water. Manufacturing these pesticides as well as other products such as rubber and cosmetics also increases our exposure to nitrates.
When nitrites and proteins interact, nitrosamines are formed. Sodium nitrite is typically added to fish and meat in order to preserve it. So, foods such as processed meats, bacon and certain cheese products, which are high in protein, will contain nitrosamines.
Nitrosamines have been studied widely and conclusively found to be carcinogenic. They act at a cellular level and actually damage DNA. This cellular affect is similar to that which occurs in aging as well as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Type...