Balanced Existence

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Entries Tagged ‘Sugar’

Diabetes, Fructose and Natural Appetite Regulation

In 1870 the average Australian consumed about 1kg of fructose per year. By 2000 we were eating about 1kg every 10 days! Fructose gets converted to fat very rapidly by your liver and then circulates in your blood. That much fat in your arteries messes up your appetite control system. When your appetite control system gets messed up you eat too much and get fat.

The Battle of the Diets

Professor Gardner is a twenty-five year vegetarian and has recently completed the largest and longest-ever comparison of four popular diets using real-world conditions. The diets in his study are the Ornish diet, the Zone diet, the LEARN diet (this is the diet recommended by academics and therefore the standard diet recommended by the American government i.e. the food pyramid) and the Atkins diet.