Fried Foods for Mardi Gras

Back To Health Your guide to better living Dr. Jeffrey P. Meyers, DC, FIAMA Fried foods are a popular part of the American diet. Americans lead very fast paced lives and tend to sacrifice health for convenience and time. While these foods are simply irresistible for many, scientists consider them to be high-risk foods that can be detrimental to one’s health, especially when they are not eaten in moderation as part of a well-balanced diet. French fries are among the most commonly consumed fried food products. When potatoes are cooked in trans fat at high temperatures, all sorts of interesting and very unpleasant things occur. Foods that are fried in vegetable oils like canola, soybean, safflower, corn, and other seed and nut oils are particularly problematic. These products contain polyunsaturated fats that easily become rancid when exposed to oxygen and produce large amounts of damaging free radicals in the body. … Continue reading

The Importance of Fat

Weight Loss Breakthroughs How many of these come out every year? Dieting is an obsessional behavior; it is not normal or rational. Most conventional diets cleverly encourage the obsession by having you count calories or remembering what you can or cannot eat. These diets treat eating in complicated ways according to inflexible rules. Fat-free usually means added sugar and caffeine. You need to ask yourself does being thin mean that you are healthy? NO! Thin people get cancer and heart disease. It’s the nutritional quality of food combined with exercise that make life, longevity (and weight loss) a permanently attainable goal. Counting fat grams takes your focus off of the nutritional quality of the food; you assume that all fats are equal. By eating more nutritious foods and including some QUALITY fat in your diet you will get hungry less often. So the question becomes “what are good fats”? Omega 3 … Continue reading