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Keto diet

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Salmon Spinach Panzanella

A ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate diet that is rich in protein, high in healthier fats with limited complex carbohydrates to the point of only about 20-30 net carbohydrates. The key is keeping the net carbs low, while at the same time as providing the nutrients using protein, fat with a very small amount of fiber based carbohydrates. While on a ketogenic diet, you should try to get your fat from natural sources like meat, fish, and nuts in addition to saturated fats and monounsaturated fats such as coconut oil, butter, and olive oil. When it comes to protein, organic, pasture-raised and grass-fed meat is preferred. Plenty of green and lean vegetables, and leafy greens. Harder cheeses typically have fewer carbs. fattier nuts like macadamias and almonds are preferable. When it comes to beverages, stay simple and stick to mostly water. You can flavor it if needed with stevia-based flavorings. Learn more about ketogenic diet.

Study:Dietary cholesterol may not raise cardiovascular risk

Breakfast with eggs and bacon
Breakfast with eggs and bacon

Although you have long heard that dietary cholesterol is generally not good for the cardiovascular health, you might be surprised to know that high quality, well conducted research studies have shown no relationship between dietary cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. Learn more on the high-quality research finds no link to heart disease.

Did the American Heart Association mislead the world?

For a long time, the American Heart Association has recommended low fat, low cholesterol diet based on assumptions and wrongly interpreted observational studies. Now, the same American Heart Association (AHA), agrees with the above research and says there is no numerical recommendation of cholesterol intake from food, as it finds no link between dietary cholesterol and cardiovascular risk. However, the wrong information was spread for so long leading to significantly increased risk of a new problem called insulin resistance leading to problems such as metabolic syndrome that increase belly fat leading to increased inflammation. It is important to recognize that increased inflammation is the root cause of many human diseases including cardiovascular disease. The failed and now withdrawn food pyramid from the USDA that recommended grains and other high gycemic carbohydrates over fats did not help! Learn more...

Did the low cholesterol diet lead to high blood cholesterol indirectly?

If you think about how our body gets most of the cholesterol, it may be surprising to know that we get most of our cholesterol made in the liver and the stimulus for that process is the hormone insulin. When our diet went low fat, low cholesterol, it went high starch which in turn lead to enormous increase in insulin resistance. Since insulin promotes cholesterol production, the low cholesterol, low fat diet indirectly contributed to high cholesterol in the blood.

Changing dietary recommendations

Based on this and other data, specific dietary cholesterol target recommendations were removed in recent guidelines. It has raised questions about the role of dietary cholesterol with respect to cardiovascular disease. This advisory was developed after a review of human studies on the relationship of dietary cholesterol with blood lipids, lipoproteins, and cardiovascular disease risk to address questions about the relevance of dietary cholesterol guidance for heart health. Evidence from observational studies conducted in several countries generally does not indicate a significant association with cardiovascular disease risk. Learn more...

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Corona virus outbreak in Wuhan, China

Corona virus outbreak 2020
Corona virus outbreak 2020
On December 30h, 2019, China reported an outbreak of a potentially serious respiratory illness related to SARS and MERS in the province of Wuhan. It has since affected over a thousand people in China and has spread to a few other countries including other parts of China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Australia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, The Republic of Korea, United States, Vietnam, among others, causing global concern about a spreading outbreak. Learn more...
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