The Little-Known Carbohydrates

There are more chain-sugar carbohydrates, the oligosaccharides, which are of lesser importance. But here are a few facts about what they are, where they’re found, and how your body uses them   PENTOSES You don’t have to concern yourself with getting enough of these carbohydrate sugars. Common foods like oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, and brewer’s… Continue reading The Little-Known Carbohydrates

The Refinement of Breads

Most supermarkets are filled with them, most restaurants serve them, and statistics tell us that they constitute half of the American diet. Refined foods which are largely refined carbohydrates have come to replace whole, fresh foods. Bread, which was once known as “ the staff of life,” is a case in point.   There is… Continue reading The Refinement of Breads

Dangers of a High-Protein Weight-Loss Diet

The teenage daughter sitting at the table is one of twenty million Americans who are regularly on high-protein crash-reducing diets. She is under the impression that by eating a great deal of protein, she is consuming a minimum amount of calories, and so will lose weight. Nothing could be further from the truth. In point… Continue reading Dangers of a High-Protein Weight-Loss Diet

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are not just those substances you worry about in a candy bar, a slice of bread, or a potato if you are on a diet. They are found in every food, and every living plant, animal, or person. Of all the organic chemical families in nature, carbohydrates are most predominant, comprising 75 percent of… Continue reading Carbohydrates

Case Study : Family No. 1 The Typical American High-Protein Diet

If I were to ask you whether a seventeen-year-old and sixty-year-old woman requires the same amount of protein, what would you say? As a point of fact, if you went into the average person’s home and joined their family for dinner, you might sit down at the table with a mother, father, daughter, son, and… Continue reading Case Study : Family No. 1 The Typical American High-Protein Diet

Sugars and Sweeteners

When Dr. Yudkin speaks about our ancestors’ dietary habits, he understands full well that sweet foods have always been appreciated. Our love of sweetness is probably instinctive, and for long centuries people found ample satisfaction in fruits, berries, and some vegetables. Eastern Mediterranean peoples in biblical times used honey as an added sweetener, and prized… Continue reading Sugars and Sweeteners

Case Study : Family No. 3 Fish as the Main Protein Source

The third household we will visit is that of a young couple with an infant daughter. They are more health-conscious than their neighbors, and they believe their diet is healthier and their social consciousness higher. They read consumer publications and listen to nutrition programs. They have given up all meat, including fowl, for a number… Continue reading Case Study : Family No. 3 Fish as the Main Protein Source

Case Study : Family No. 2 Less Red Meat, More Fish and Poultry

Now let’s go next door to the neighbors of the family we have just visited. Family Number Two consists of an older couple, nearing retirement, whose high blood pressure and general aches and pains have led them to become more health-conscious. They are concerned about cholesterol and saturated fats, and so they eat very little… Continue reading Case Study : Family No. 2 Less Red Meat, More Fish and Poultry

Meat Consumption and Food Allergy

Still, another problem may account for the “ low moments” several members of this family experience during the day. Because they eat meat at virtually every meal (with the possible exception of the occasional peanut butter and jelly sandwich of which the youngest is still fond), they are eating both beef and pork every single… Continue reading Meat Consumption and Food Allergy

Poor-Quality Highly Processed Protein Foods

The genetically modified soy, glyphosate containing impossible burger would be considered a NOVA Classification Group 4: Ultra-processed food, defined as: "Ultra-processed foods are industrial formulations made entirely or mostly from substances extracted from foods (oils, fats, sugar, starch, and proteins), derived from food constituents (hydrogenated fats and modified starch), or synthesized in laboratories from food substrates or other organic sources (flavor enhancers, colors, and several food additives used to make the product hyper-palatable). Manufacturing techniques include extrusion, moulding, and preprocessing by means of frying. Beverages may be ultra-processed. Group 1 foods are a small proportion of, or are even absent from, ultra-processed products."

The young son is eating the same roast beef as the rest of his family tonight. For breakfast, they all ate bacon and eggs together. But for lunch, the son ran across the street from his school for a hot dog or hamburger or maybe he bought one in the school lunch program. Having seen… Continue reading Poor-Quality Highly Processed Protein Foods