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Finally Harvard catches on...The role of low fat diets soon to be reevaluated?

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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:07 AM
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Finally Harvard catches on...The role of low fat diets soon to be reevaluated?


www.hsph.harvard.e du

It is time to end the low-fat myth, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) nutrition experts told food industry leaders at the seventh annual World of Healthy Flavors Conference held in Napa, CA, from January 19 to 21, 2011. The conference, co-hosted by the Culinary Institute of America and HSPH, brings together nutrition researchers with representatives from schools, supermarkets, and food industry goliaths such as Burger King, The Olive Garden, and Panera Bread to share strategies for offering Americans healthier menu options
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Now they catch on. After this being common knowledge in the nutritional field for many years, decades.
Hey Harvard: the body is a whole system, take note!
Who will pay for the disease and deaths caused by bad nutritional propaganda?
Harvard already realizes calories counting is meaningless to health in 2o11, some 5o-6o years after it was established.
Harvard: flying the flag for progress!
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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:07 AM
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double post.
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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:25 AM
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The biggest problem is sodium.
But theres a million problems in our diets today..



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:37 AM
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The biggest problem is:
1) processed food with added chemicals
2) we have become emotionally attached to food.
We should be emotionally attached to pretty girls, boys, not food.
food is not your friend, get over it. it is fuel for your body.
would you feed your car sh!t?

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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:51 AM
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sodium and processed sugars: 2 things your body doesn't need. it can produce its own, thank you.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:04 AM
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I don't think the body produces sodium.

But it is best to consume unprocessed salt - one that is mineral rich and not simply Sodium Chloride.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:07 AM
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our body doesn't NEED (extra) salt to survive. Nada.
And sodium is present, can be broken down from whole unprocessed proteins, carbs, and fats.
I havent eaten salt for years myself.
It is also a toxin, but I will not even get into that here.
It is totally and utterly unnecessary.

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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:13 AM
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salt in its natural balance is present in all sorts of whole foods.
our body doesn't need extra processed crap, that is not even the right nutritional value.
it is a toxin (common salt)...
here are the side effects, which are next to impossible to diagnose:



Too much salt

Symptoms of increased salt intake include nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps. High concentrations of sodium in the body can also result from excessive water or fluid loss. Persistently high levels of sodium in the blood can result in swelling, high blood pressure, difficulty in breathing, and heart failure, and may be fatal.

A high dietary salt intake is an important causal factor in the development of hypertension (high blood pressure), which currently affects 32 per cent of men and 30 per cent of women in the UK. Hypertension increases the risk of strain on the heart, enlarges the heart muscle, prevents an adequate blood (and therefore oxygen) supply from reaching the heart, and may lead to heart failure, angina or heart attack.

List of sodium rich WHOLE, unprocessed foods:



List Of Foods High In Sodium

Beet Greens
Beets
Black-eyed beans
Buttermilk
Canned food
Celery
Cheese
Chick peas
Corn meal
Dry lotus stems
Fish
Fruits
Garbanzo beans
Kelp
Leafy vegetables
Legumes
Meat
Milk
Olives
Oysters
Pulses
Salt
Salted butter or margarine
Sauces and seasonings
Sauerkraut
Self-rising flour
Shrimp
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Wakame
Whelks


Why on EARTH would our BODY need extra salt?
Yuck. Gross. Deadly, are words that spring to mind.
Common table salt is not the right balance for your body.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:16 AM
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So we get sodium from food.

We also need sugar - from food.

Our body produces neither.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:19 AM
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well what do you think OUR BODIES do, with FOOD?



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:21 AM
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OUR BODIES turn FOOD in to POOP.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:26 AM
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So according to your theory, all our bodies do with food, is turn them to poop.
Great! Applause!
You missed all the parts in between.
It is called nutrition.
Check it out!



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:32 AM
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I love salt, though my Mrs freaks me out with how much she adds to her food. I swear that she'd sprinkle salt over bacon...
Anyway, paleo food is what we need. No more grain based rubbish full of poisons and antinutrients.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 02:37 AM
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Perhaps if you did away with the "I'm right, you're WRONG!" mindset, O.P, I would have more respect for your attempt at an interesting thread.

That being said, the best thing to do is avoid fast food as much as possible and watch what you eat. Sure, we eat a lot of sodium and sugar. The key is that we STAY active.

Some say that a bad diet is ALL the blame. People that sit down and watch TV for 8 hours a day are the problem.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 05:24 AM
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Originally posted by TheCommentator
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The biggest problem is sodium.
But theres a million problems in our diets today..


No no no no no no no......i don't know how to say it for others to understand, but absolutely no. Sodium is NOT the problem.

All the health problems that sodium causes are mostly dealing with the fact that salt causes fluid retention. There is another dietary item that does this as well: sugar. All starches and sugars cause water retention as well.

When my grandfather was a kid they ate salt by the handfuls. No one was dying of heart attack from it. The reason is, they had no trouble with water retention because they didn't eat sugars.

Sugar is the evil, not salt. Cut out sugar, not salt.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 05:36 AM
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Originally posted by JohnnyTHSeed
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So we get sodium from food.

We also need sugar - from food.

Our body produces neither.


The sugars your body needs for cellular level energy is extracted from some foods, but is for the most part made by the body via various chemical processes.

I eat 20g carbs per day. My body uses fats for energy. I eats LOTS of fat. Since January 3 2011 I have lost 170lbs eating high fat, low carb. I eats loads of salt, protein, and fiber. My labs have levelled out and my doctor has discontinued all my daily medications.

All bodies are slightly different....but a high fat diet will yield more health in the long run. The primary reason being simply entropy: the body will not convert dietary fat to fat reserves, as it violates conservation of energy. Bodily fat is caused by carbs.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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I am emotionally attached to food and I have no intentions of changing that. I find it very pleasurable to sit down to a good meal and so should you. If you don't you are missing something.

And no, I am not some over weigh couch potato. I exercise more than most. So I never feel bad about stuffing my face.





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