Why are we getting so fat?

The fast answer to it. Is that we eat more than we should. But why is it so? It`s mainly because we don`t eat enough vegetables, because when you eat the receptors in our stomach helps us decide when you have gotten enough food, these include stretch reseptors which among other things helps us decide how much space the food is taking, we also have density reseptors that let us determine the calorie density of the food we eat or what we more commonly call the richness of our food. food-densety

As the picture shows above we need a lot more meat then vegetables for our stomachs to feel filled, even worse with oil. Not to mention all the other negative side effects by eating too much meat and processed food.

Now you may ask how does sugar come in the picture? The answer is simple. Sugar is made up of two molecules, Glucose and Fructose they are different and the body handles them differently. Glucose is an energy source that can be metabolized by any organ in the body including the brain. Fructose however can only be metabolized by the liver. When you consume sugary beverage the fructose is flooding in your liver. As an effect the liver is overwhelmed and start to convert the sugar to fat.                                                                                       All these excess sugar to fat conversions can increase the risk of having fatty liver, diabetes and heart disease. The important thing to remember when you eat sugary food and beverage is that you consume them slow and in small amounts for not to create a tsunami effect where you overwhelm the liver with sugar.

Words to know: Metabolized  to change (food) into a form that can be used by your body : to process and use (substances brought into your body) by metabolism.

The Milk myth debunked

When it comes to the milk industry it`s not always like it seems to be. Our children learn at school that you’re getting strong bones from drinking milk, while a study done by Harvard scientists has shown that countries with higher milk and dairy consumption has a higher precentage of hip fractures which in turn is often linked to the bone disease Osteoporosis.

 

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As the chart shoves countries with higher intake of calcium often tend to have more cases of hip fractures. However don`t get me wrong on this. It is not the calsium that is the problem but where we get the calsium  from. Milk!  One of the primary reasons for milk creating weaker bones is because it contains animalproteins, that triggers an acid like condition in the body called  metabolic acidosis. To combat this condition, the body draw upon it`s most redly available acid buffer in our body. Mainly the calsium in our bones. As the calsium is extracted to neutralise the acid, our bones are weakened.

However The milk and dairy industry, The American Dietetic association, The National Osteoporosis association, The National Cancer association and The National heart association all comes with the same message. That we should consume dairy products with low-fat percentage. But what happens when we extract the fat from dairyproducts is that the animalproteins constitutes for a higher amount in the product.                                               When we compare higher in protein and lower in fat products with prostate cancer in men, we see that the connection is as strong that cigars is for lung cancer.

The 56 different names of Sugar

Sugar is not always like it seem to be, and that is not a secret. But did you know that sugar has over 56 different names. Conventionally enough for the big corporations that makes money out of Peoples suffering. Well I`m gonna go straight too it and give you the 56 different names:

  • Agave nectar
  • Barbados sugar
  • Barley malt
  • Beet sugar
  • Blackstrap molasses
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Brown sugar
  • Buttered syrup
  • Cane juice crystals
  • Cane sugar
  • Caramel
  • Carob syrup
  • Castor sugar
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Corn syrup
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Crystalline fructose
  • Date sugar
  • Demerara sugar
  • Dextran
  • Dextrose
  • Diastatic malt
  • Diatase
  • Ethyl maltol
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Florida crystals
  • Fructose
  • Fruit juice
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Galactose
  • Glucose
  • Glucose solids
  • Golden sugar
  • Golden syrup
  • Grape sugar
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Honey
  • Icing sugar
  • Invert sugar
  • Lactose
  • Malt syrup
  • Maltose
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Muscovado sugar
  • Organic raw sugar
  • Panocha
  • Raw sugar
  • Refiner’s syrup
  • Rice syrup
  • Sorghum syrup
  • Sucrose
  • Sugar
  • Treacle
  • Turbinado sugar
  • Yellow sugar

 

Shopska salad

Tasty fast made salad from Bulgaria

To begin with you`ll need:

  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 large cucumber or two small
  • Half a red onion
  • Parsley
  • Green peppers
  • Olives for those who’d wish
  • Feta cheese
  • And olive oil

Now you`ll need to:

  1. Cut the vegetables in slices.
  2. Mix it together with the olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle the feta chees over.
  4. Finish with a olive on top.
  5. Serve with joy

The banana pancake

A easy pancake for two every body can make. Sugar free and as healthy as it can be.

To start of you’ll need:

  • two bananas
  •  140 grams of oatmeal
  • Two eggs
  • Two egg whites
  • 2 tee spoons of baking soda
  • 1 tee spoon of cinnamon                                                                                                                     And your set to go.

Okay, now you`ll need to:

  1.  Mix it all up in the blender
  2.  Let it rest for 5 minutes
  3.  Preheat the frying pan to middle warm and butter it up
  4.  Fry the pancakes

After 17 minutes the pancakes will be done for you to enjoy