If you want to up your risk for disease then eat meat. Last Thursday I received a post from Dr. Michael Greger at NutrtionFacts.org that reads, “the National Academies of Science (NAS), concluded that the only safe intake of trans fats is zero.” A few minutes later on Facebook, I saw a post from Dr. Neal Barnard at the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine (PCRM) that says, “Doctors should consider meat-eating to be a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes.” every day I meet people that are eating foods that make them fat and sick. Here at Hypnosis Health Info and Slender For Life™ hypnosis weight loss my goal is support you in making lifestyle changes so that everything you eat helps make your body strong and healthy.
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Trans Fat in Animal Fat
NutritionFacts.org, Michael Gregor, February 27, 2014: Trans fats are bad. They may increase one’s risks of heart disease, sudden death, diabetes—and perhaps even aggression. Trans fat intake has been associated with overt aggressive behavior, impatience, and irritability.
Trans fats are basically found in only one place in nature: animal fat. The food industry, however, found a way to synthetically create these toxic fats by hardening vegetable oil in a process called hydrogenation, which rearranges their atoms to make them behave more like animal fats.
Although most of America’s trans fat intake has traditionally come from processed foods containing partially-hydrogenated oils, a fifth of the trans fats in the American diet used to come from animal products—1.2 grams out of the 5.8 total consumed daily. Now that trans fat labeling has been mandated, however, and places like New York City have banned the use of partially hydrogenated oils, the intake of industrial-produced trans fat is down to about 1.3, so about 50 percent of America’s trans fats come now from animal products.
Which foods naturally have significant amounts of trans fat? According to the official USDA nutrient database, cheese, milk, yogurt, burgers, chicken fat, turkey meat, bologna, and hot dogs contain about 1 to 5 percent trans fats (see the USDA chart in Trans Fat In Meat And Dairy). There are also tiny amounts of trans fats in non-hydrogenated vegetable oils due to steam deodorization or stripping during the refining process.
Is getting a few percent trans fats a problem, though? The most prestigious scientific body in the United States, the National Academies of Science (NAS), concluded that the only safe intake of trans fats is zero.
Meat-Eating is a Risk Factor for Developing Diabetes
PCRM Breaking News, Dr. Neal Barnard, February 21, 2014: Doctors should consider meat-eating to be a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, according to an article published this week in the journal Nutrients. Researchers from the Physicians Committee evaluated studies that examined different levels and types of meat consumption and the risk for developing diabetes. Meat-eaters had significantly higher risk of developing diabetes, compared with people who avoided meat. Meat’s effect on diabetes risk appears to be due to its content of saturated fat and heme iron, among other factors. The authors recommend that consumption of meat products should be part of any screening for a patient’s risk for diabetes, alongside other established risk factors.
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I don’t know about you, but I have a large amount of no desire to increase my risk for developing diabetes or any other disease. I teach hypnosis for weight loss to all clients that I coach so that you can make the lifestyle changes that support you in health and wellness.
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