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Archive for December 14th, 2016

High sugar intake causes the body to produce a lot of insulin to help reduce it.  It does this by moving the glucose into the muscle cells, or transporting it to the liver where it is converted to fat as storage. There is now evidence to suggest that high insulin interferes with the enzyme in the liver that helps to regulate the production of cholesterol. This tells us that a high intake of sugar-rich foods can indirectly lead to abnormally high cholesterol levels.

I advise my client to avoid foods that contain refined carbohydrates, foods like: biscuits, cakes, puddings, pastries, sugared breakfast cereal, carbonated drinks, chocolate, and other confectionery, ice cream, jams, processed and canned foods. All of these contribute to weight gain and increased levels of fats in the blood (triglycerides).

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