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Author Topic:   More on Diet and Carbohydrates
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Message 225 of 243 (776107)
01-08-2016 5:56 PM
Reply to: Message 222 by Percy
01-07-2016 9:04 AM

Re: 2015 Dietary Guidelines Released
The advice to reduce sugars is correct, but somewhat alarmingly the Executive Summary doesn't mention carbohydrates. The webpage includes a search box, but it only returns six results for carbohydrates. It might be referring to sections since some of the search results include the term carbohydrates multiple times. Again, I'll read through the whole thing later and develop a better feel for its recommendations about carbohydrates.

Perhaps they aren't delineating complex carbohydrates which have tremendous health qualities. But if they aren't distinguishing between simple and complex, they really ought to, especially since they recommend that sugar intake be reduced and since simple carbohydrates essentially convert in to glucose.

These recommendations change all the time. First they said cut fat from your diet, now they say "no, only cut certain fats from your diet but load up on others."

"Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it" -- Thomas Paine

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Message 230 of 243 (776126)
01-09-2016 1:59 AM
Reply to: Message 226 by Faith
01-08-2016 7:01 PM

Re: Pink Salt and Pickle Juice
The only thing that interests me about inflammatory foods is whether they produce heartburn or not, because I'm susceptible to it. But I think I've found a cure in, believe it or not, pickle juice. I got a craving for the stuff a few weeks ago, which happens now and then, and went on from there to making my own because I can't eat that many pickles. Pickle juice comes down to water, vinegar and salt, and I think both the vinegar and salt are essential though other flavorings like garlic and dill can be used. Yes, vinegar. Acid vinegar, seems to be a cure for ...acid reflux. Weird but true.

Pickle juice is a common remedy for marathon runners and other endurance athletes who need to replenish electrolytes after a grueling workout. It supposedly helps tremendously with cramps as well.

Obviously we need sodium in our body, but the law of diminishing returns also applies. Dialing in the perfect amount for Ph balance can be a little tricky and no doubt varies from person to person, but I too believe there is some merit to feeding a craving. A craving seems to be your body's way of alerting a deficiency. After a long workout on not enough food, I sometimes crave something like steak and sweet potato. That tells me that I need dense calories with a high saturated fat content, protein, and complex (good) carbs to replenish what was lost.

So if your body is screaming for pickle juice, I say listen to what it is saying!

"Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it" -- Thomas Paine

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Message 231 of 243 (776127)
01-09-2016 2:03 AM
Reply to: Message 227 by Omnivorous
01-08-2016 7:12 PM

Re: 2015 Dietary Guidelines Released
Don't forget that these guidelines are heavily lobbied by food and agricultural interests.

They're not telling us what their panel of experts think is best--they're telling us what could get through the lobby walls. The advisory committee drafted guidelines that take into account the increasingly clear link between red meat and processed meats and colon cancer; they also sought to highlight an environmentally sustainable diet. Both were nixed in response to lobbying.

Yeah, which is a real shame because the consumer never really gets an informed decision from what is supposed to be an objective source. Reminds of me doctors taking kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies to push a drug that will probably kill you.

"Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it" -- Thomas Paine

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