Low-Carb High-Fat (LCHF)
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That's Life!

Things that are culturally accepted as the norm may have a detrimental impact on our hormones. Yoghurt or baked beans for instance are low Gi, yet spike insulin. Tea, coffee and energy drinks contain caffeine of course which is a stimulant that affects cortisol, blood glucose, and thereby IGF-1/insulin.

Even fruit with its healthy image bears little resemblance to its natural derivatives, having been selected for its sweetness. It is a dessert; sugar!

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We recognise naturally that we sleep to alleviate fatigue, yet we undervalue sleep. Sleep is a time for glycogen to be replenished, when brain function is altered to facilitate this. Daylight has a vital impact on this, yet many people fight this circadian rhythm.

Sometimes progress really does work in our favour, such as catch-up TV and recording that enable us to enjoy modern technology and still centre our sleep around hours of darkness.

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My understanding is that it is the processing of the beans that causes the anomaly; dried beans that are soaked then boiled are fine I believe.

You do raise an interesting point though anup; just because people have a certain ideology doesn't ensure their health. The evidence shows that vegetarians and omnivores have similar life-expectancy, so even if they were less susceptible to heart disease, they must be more vulnerable to say cancer.

As for tea and coffee, yours is an interesting n=1 study. I'm merely espousing a logical hypothesis; people drink them for their stimulant effect, and that means having highs and lows by definition. As with sugar, I think the detriment of this is being underestimated.

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How many of them are able to test their insulin/IGF-1 levels around the time of drinking the stimulants? Otherwise you're confirming that cultural acceptance deters people from scrutinising such practices.

As used to be the case with smoking, the onset of chronic ill-health is so slow and insidious that people are slow to realise, but if we recognise that a drug is having an effect we know the body is being disrupted in some way.

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As a noted doctor said, we don't find who is the fastest runner by asking contenders to sit in a chair. The resting levels give an indication of how the body is coping at rest, but to test how the hormonal/nervous systems are truly affected, we need to test them under stress.

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What enjoyment is left in eating once you take all these out?

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Real food? Vegetables of all kinds, whole-grains such as bulgur wheat and quinoa, proteins including fish, seafood, fats like nuts, coconut, avocado plus spices, condiments such as lemon/lime juice or vinegar etc; there really is a long list MrsBooboo.

I'm not suggesting we shouldn't eat fruit either, just that it's overemphasised; this pudding is being touted as a healthy breakfast, and the sad thing is it is healthier than the processed junk that passes for food. There's no enjoyment in ill-health.

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