Childhood obesity Food Facts You Should Know About

Thursday, May 2, 2013 @ 07:05 PM
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#1: ‘Saturated fat does Not cause childhood obesity or heart disease’ Saturated fats from animal sources provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormone-like substances, without which your body cannot function optimally.They also act as carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Dietary fats are also needed for the conversion of carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption, and for a host of other biological processes.
#2: ‘Eating fat does Not make you gain weight’ The primary cause of excess weight and all the chronic diseases associated with it, is actually the consumption of too much sugar — especially fructose, but also all sorts of grains, which rapidly convert to sugar in your body.
#3: ‘Artificial sweeteners do Not help promote weight loss’ Artificial sweeteners may disrupt your body’s natural ability to “count calories,” as evidenced in studies such as this 2004 study at Purdue University,5 which found that rats fed artificially sweetened liquids ate more high-calorie food than rats fed high-caloric sweetened liquids.
#4: ‘Your child’s body Can tell the difference between sugar and fructose‘ Fructose is metabolically more harmful than regular sugar (sucrose). I advise keeping your total fructose consumption below 25 grams per day. For most people it would also be wise to limit your fructose from fruit to 15 grams or less.
#5: ‘Soy is NOT a Health Food for your child to be eating, Make no mistake about it, unfermented soy products are NOT healthful additions to your diet, and can be equally troublesome for men and women of all ages. The meteoric rise of soy as a “health food” is a perfect example of how a brilliant marketing strategy can fool millions.
#6: ‘Eggs are Not a source of unhealthy cholesterol for your child, Eggs are one of the healthiest foods your children can eat and they do not have a detrimental impact on cholesterol levels.
#7 ‘Whole Grains are Not good for every child, Unfortunately ALL grains, including whole-grain and organic varieties, can elevate your child’s insulin levels, which can increase your risk of disease.