JUNK FOOD & OUR BRAINS

JFoodA plethora of previous studies suggest deleterious effects of routine consumption of fat-or sugar-laden foods.

Margaret J. Morris, from the University of New South Wales (Australia), and colleagues studies the impact on a diet high in fat and sugar on laboratory rats.

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The researchers observed that such foods results in memory impairment, after just 1-week.

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Specifically, the cognitive impairment was related to place recognition – where the animals showed poor ability to notice when an object has been moved to a new location.

The animals also had inflammation of the hippocampal region of the brain, which is associated with spatial memory.

Study authors report that: “These results show that relatively short exposures to diets rich in both fat and sugar or rich in sugar, impair … memory … and suggest a role for oxidative stress and neuroinflammation in this impairment.”Junk-Food

So, I think it’s time we think this or that condition is going to happen to someone else, when in reality – if you don’t change some of your ways – you will be unable to live a healthy, happy, long life, and that would be a real shame.

Dr. Rhonda

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Replace Canola Oil

bad canolaMost people thought canola oil should be healthy, but in fact canola oil is one of the worst foods available.

When you buy any alkaline cookbooks, you’ll never see canola oil in the ingredient list.  And there is a pretty good reason behind it.

The main reason why canola oil is not healthy is because the canola oil found in supermarkets has been heavily processed.  From the website of a canola oil manufacturer, whc-oils.com, they indicated that “The refining process involves degumming, neutralization, drying, bleaching, and deodorization.”  How tasty is this information?  Not!

And this is what really makes it unhealthy.canola-oil

This applies to the rest of the vegetable oils (sunflower oil, corn oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, safflower oil, flaxseed oil).

Due to heavy processing and refining, it creates a high level of instability in the previously beneficial fatty acids.  These molecules become extremely fragile, causing some of these vegetable oils to go rancid very easily, especially when exposed to heat.

what-are-free-radicalsAnd it’s not just when used for cooking that they’re exposed to heat.  When consumed, high temperatures inside the body are enough to cause fatty acids to oxidize, producing free radicals.

Try leaving canola oil out in the open for a week and you’ll notice that it turns rancid.

Having discuss all the bad things about canola oil, you still can use canola oil when it’s unprocessed.  Look for the organic or “cold pressed” canola oil when you do your shopping.

When the oil is cold pressed, it means that the oil is obtained through pressing and grinding fruit seeds with the use of heavy granite millstones or modern stainless steel presses, which are found in large commercial operations.

Otherwise it’s better to use other cooking oils.  So what should you use?antioxidants-and-free-radicals

 

    *      Extra virgin olive oil –

I don’t recommend cooking with this oil as it has low smoke point.  But it’s suitable as a salad dressing that will make your salad delicious.

   *       Coconut oil –

In my opinion, this is my favourite oil for cooking.  It has higher smoke point than olive oil and it tastes good too.  Besides cooking, it has plenty of other uses as well.

Hey we all like to eat, especially me, but just try to make a few changes, one a week or even a month will start to pay of sooner than you could imagine.  I know you’re worth it!  Do YOU??

Dr. Rhonda

Like anything else, you have to –

Plan for Tomorrow’s Good Health – TODAY!

 

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FDA TO BAN TRANS FATS

Retro TV CommercialTrans fats – great for shelf life and for boiling French fries but horrible for  Heart Health– will be banned by the Food and Drug Administration – Finally!

The unhealthy partially hydrogenated oils had been subject of labeling since 2006.  This act alone led to a significant decrease in consumption of trans fats as food manufacturers sought healthier options.  In 2003, the average American intake of trans fats was 4.6 grams per day, according to the FDA, and that number has fallen to about 1 gram per day in 2012.

But trans fats still exist in some processed foods, from baked goods to microwave popcorn, frozen pizza to ready-to-use frosting.  Trans fats also naturally occur in a few foods, such as some meats, and there they will remain.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that a further reduction of trans fat in the food supply can prevent an additional fat-label7,000 deaths from heart disease each year and up to 20,000 heart attacks each year.

Because the mere labeling of trans fats has led food makers to shy away from using it, the biotech industry has taken the hint and put up tens of millions of dollars to oppose labeling of GMO ingredients,.  That strategy has paid off as initiatives in California in 2012 and in Washington state this week both failed to win approval by voters.

The official regulatory death knell was made possible through the GRAS process – trans fats, the agency has declared, are no longer Generally Recognized As Safe.

Heart attack“FDA can act when it believes an ingredient is, in fact, not GRAS.  And that’s what the agency’s preliminary determination is doing now with partially hydrogenated oils,” the agency noted in its statement on Friday, November 8th, 2013.”  A Federal Register notice was published in Nov. 7, 2013, announcing the preliminary determination that PHOs (partially hydrogenated oils) are not GRAS, which includes the opening of a 60-day public comment period.

“If FDA makes a final determination that PHOs are not GRAS, the agency and food industry would have to figure out a way to phase out the use of PHOs over time.  To help address this concern in an appropriate manner, the Federal Register notice calls for comment on how long it would take the food industry to phase out its use of PHOs.”

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Studies into the cholesterol-altering properties of trans fats began at the University of Maastricht in Netherlands in 1990.  In a series of studies until 2003, researchers discovered that coronary heart disease risk is reduced most effectively when trans fatty acids and saturated fatty acids are replaced with cis unsaturated fatty acids.  The largest reduction was seen with unhydrogenated oils, such as canola, soybean and olive oils.  These studies helped change the scientific and regulatory consensus on trans fats over the course of 2 decades.

nutrition-labelThe trans fats story has been a rare opportunity for food processors to develop and market nutritionally advanced oils.  The key to successful launches has been to maintain both hydrogenation’s ability to extend product shelf life by reducing oxidation as well as its superior structural functionality in finished baked goods.  At the same time, new oils had to eliminate trans fats’ untoward cardiovascular health effects.  As the cost for these oils is as much as double compared to hydrogenated trans fats, expense has also a consideration.

But food science marches on, and consumers have not even noticed the elimination of trans fats in the diet.

GENTS/OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS

GentsDeficiency of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid or DHA has been shown to adversely affect the normal formation of sperm, thus negatively impacting spermatogenesis and subsequent male fertility.

Men concerned about fertility may want to consider supplementing with this important dietary fat found in fish oil.

What’s confusing to the general public is they see the ‘name’ – but the products can be as different as white and black.  Make sure you’re purchasing a reliable product.  One of the advantages of taking my HealthTest© is you escape the ‘figuring-it-out’ – you have personalized help!

BUT IF YOU MUST EAT PORK…

i-really-love-to-eat-porkCook pork cuts to 145  degree F  (they can still be pink inside) and ground pork to 160 degrees F.  To avoid skin infections, take care not to handle raw pork with bare hands if you have any cuts or sores, and always be sure to wash your hands and all equipment that has come in contact with it.

Friends, please understand, your health  is serious business and you must stop thinking – I like it!  Do you like sickness, disease and even worse?  Stop playing with words, it’s your body I’m trying to teach you how to start taking better care of yourselves. bacon

Health is NOT a game  – it’s YOUR LIFE if you want to be and stay and become healthy – make some changes!  Check out my HealthTest© it’s a viable start!  Nothing will change until you’re willing to change!  Dr. Rhonda

BAD FATS = BAD HEALTH!

DID YOU KNOW – that hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils often contained in shortening, margarine, and many animal products, can cause health problems on a cellular level and increase heart disease risk? The right fatty acid profile shows the balance of fats and their metabolites in plasma. Your overall balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats is represented by the ratios of AA/EPA (arachidonic acid/eicosapentaenoic acid) and EPA/DGLA (arachidonic acid/eicosapentaenoic acid).
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FATTY ACIDS AND MORE

DID YOU KNOW – that fatty acids are necessary for cell membranes, nerve coverings, hormone production, vitamin absorption, and more? Most of us get a lot of fat in our diets, but it usually isn’t the quality fat we should be getting. We need to eat more “good” fats from fish, flax seed, olive, vegetable, and not oils omega 6 and 9 fats respectively) and less saturated oils and trans fats (or hydrogenenated oils) contained in processed foods. Elevations in palmitelaidie and/or total C:18 trans indicate excessive intake of foods containing trans fats.
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