The more we rely on food as our “medicine,” the less we need actual medicine. That may be especially important for conditions, like depression, in which the pharmaceuticals prescribed often come with the possibility of many negative side effects, such as increased appetite and weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, loss of sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, constipation, dry mouth, blurred vision, nausea, and even increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
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Eating right should not be complicated. You don’t need to count calories, “net carbs,” glycemic loads, or “points” all day long. With the Pritikin Program, you’ll simply eat and enjoy good food. Learn how easy healthy eating can be.
In the United States, fried potato products like French fries and potato chips are the greatest source of acrylamide in many peoples’ diets (38%), followed by crackers, cookies and cakes (17%), bread (14%), snacks such as roasted nuts, and popcorn (14%), cereal products (9%), and lastly, coffee (8%).
“There is no evidence I am aware of that supports any claims that dietary lectins are bad for you, or that they somehow promote obesity,” sums up Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center.
Concentrations of PFAS tend to higher in processed, high-calorie-dense foods – in containers for fast foods, for example, in cans of soda pop, and in the packaging used in super-processed, ready-made foods, from pies to frozen pizzas.
“I find that most of my clients who try the intermittent fasting protocol end up bingeing during their feeding window, and it turns into a disaster,” observes Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center.
Beef liver, or any liver for that matter, is not a good choice for heart health. A small serving of beef liver, just 3.5 ounces, contains nearly 400 milligrams of dietary cholesterol. That’s more than 4 times the amount recommended by the Pritikin Eating Plan for the entire day. Foods that are rich in saturated…
By switching your morning bowl of corn flakes for a bowl of hot oatmeal and fruit, you’ll take in approximately 250 fewer calories each day, which means you’d drop about 25 pounds in one year. Yes, that one small change to your life can yield big benefits.
When it comes to food and its effects on your health, don’t rely on the latest headline-grabbers in the media. Rely instead on the real health experts, like the 12 reviewers of this recent paper in Circulation. They’re actually focused on your health, and your health alone.
Ads for gooey, cheesy pizzas call out to you. So do candy bars in the checkout line at the market. And let’s don’t even get started on how hard it is to order a salad instead of a burger at lunch. Getting past these intense cravings often requires something that virtually everyone in America has never heard of – taste bud rehab.
Recent research from Travis Air Force Base in California indicates there may be very good reason to steer clear of energy drinks. Irrespective of their caffeine, other ingredients in the energy drinks may have deleterious effects on both blood pressure and heart function.