Thursday, June 18, 2015

Secret to the French Staying Healthy?

 A waiter works during lunch at the French brasserie Chartier, on July 25, 2013 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR        (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

First off, we have been fed a bundle of lies regarding our own food choices all to promote mass produced foods.  These lies have been fed in over at least seventy five years and it has all been driven by cheap debt looking to produce national brands to secure market share.  Nothing wrong with the financial plan but science easily got run over in the process.

Just what where they thinking when they cranked out perfect white bread for the mass market?  That turned out to be an awesomely awful food choice all by itself and it was effectively addictive.

The French have always way more conscious regarding what they ate and that matters over a lifetime.

In the meantime we discover here that your best friend happens to be a lot of cheese.  I do not think it is the only one but i am now convinced that adult dairy intake needs to be about plenty of cheese.

Fortunately my preferred protein happens to be cheese and red wine anyway and while it has taken my entire lifetime to prove me right, i will take it. I personally love to eat a sandwich of butter, slabs of cheddar and plenty of raw onion.  This is known as a plowman's lunch for good reason.  add in a flask of real beer and we are ready to go.

Everything else is affectation.

Want to Know the Secret to the French Staying Healthy?

By , Epoch Times | June 3, 2015

Among the world’s developed countries, France has one of the lowest average body mass indexes.

Despite a typical diet heavy in meat and saturated fats, the French manage to stay thin, and also have
 low rates of cardiovascular disease. The perplexing contradiction even has a name: the French paradox.

Now, researchers may have cracked the mystery.

In a study published in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers from two Danish universities, Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen, found that cheese may play a role in reducing cholesterol levels.

The researchers recruited 15 young men and placed them on either a diet high in cheese, milk, or a control diet (no dairy products aside from butter).

Then, they analyzed the participants’ urine and fecal samples. They discovered that those who were on a high-cheese diet had higher levels of butyrate in their fecal samples. Butyrate is a fatty acid that some studies have shown reduces cholesterol and increases metabolism in mice.

This new finding supports a 2011 study, also by researchers at the University of Copenhagen, that compared levels of LDL cholesterol (unhealthy cholesterol) in people who consumed cheese versus butter.

The study found that people who ate cheese had lower levels of LDL cholesterol compared to those who ate butter. Eating large amounts of cheese also did not increase people’s cholesterol levels. Despite the high levels of saturated fat in cheese, it did not have a noticeable effect on cholesterol levels.

This latest study confirms that the way our gut bacteria metabolizes cheese keeps cholesterol from accumulating in our bodies.

That may be why the French can eat so much cheese and still stay clear of heart disease.

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