Binging On Fatty Foods Quick Road To Diabetes

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  1. Scorpion

    Scorpion Junior Member Registered Member

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    I read an interesting article on Yahoo Health the other day. Researchers fed 12 college-aged men high-fat diets, like sausage biscuits, mac and cheese, and butter-loaded foods. After 12 days their overall caloric intake stayed the same, and they didn├óÔé¼Ôäót gain weight. After five days on those fatty foods, the muscle's ability to oxidize glucose was disrupted.

    When we eat a meal, the body├óÔé¼Ôäós glucose levels rise. Muscle is a key clearinghouse for glucose, breaking it down for a burst of energy or storing it to be used later. Body weight is 30 percent muscle, and that muscle is a major player in glucose metabolism, Alterations in normal metabolism may lead to health conditions like diabetes down the road. Just another reason to eat a balanced diet, and stick to roughly 25 percent fat in your diet. So those holiday and weekend binges might not be so good.

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    Iris Superhero Member Admin

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    I rarely eat fat foods. That was one of the advantages of becoming a vegetarian.
    Probably the only fats intake is from yellow cheeses that i like to have as snack once in awhile, but other than that i try to stick with skimmed milk and yogurts, i avoid chocolate, peanut butter & co. My husband also rarely consumes pork meat at all or bacon, mostly i cook chicken or some beef.

    Interesting read though. Thanks for the share :thumbsup:
     
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    forgotten in space Champion Super Mod

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    even if they almost never happen? :o
     
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    lexo Resident Elite Registered Member

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    Another article that concludes with that we should eat a balanced meal? Heh.

    [...] irrelevant stuff [...] Anyway, I digress...

    Generally, I believe the occasional binge on whatever (be it food, entertainment, sleep...) is good for you. The human body should be robust enough (disclaimer: I'm not advocating binging. If you have pre-existing health conditions, please be mindful) to bounce back good enough, and the psyche might need it. :)
     

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