Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dietary Changes in the Last Twelve Months

After researching which foods are good for one's body and which are bad, I have come to the conclusion that there are very few conclusions to come to!  What fats are good, what are bad; which carbohydrates are good and which are bad...proteins, seeds vs. grains, oy!

The one thing that did make sense is that sugar is inflammatory and inflammation leads to heart disease.  The size of cholesterol particles in your blood (bigger is better), rather than your HDL and LDL,  and your inflammation level is what influences your chances of heart disease.
See this large molar here?  This is my sweet tooth.  Oh, I enjoy sweets so much.  However, I wanted to get off statins.  A year ago February, I went off of added sugar.  My cholesterol levels aren't better, though my good cholesterol went up.  I don't feel any different.  However, it is great to not be a slave to the sugar cravings. 

It also feels good to not be lining the pockets of the doctors who have a monetary interest in Americans being on statin drugs.

1 comment:

  1. I have a sweet tooth, too. So hard to say no to that tooth! My cholesterol levels improved when I cut the wheat in my diet way, way back.

    You're so right about struggling to figure out which foods are good, which are bad. A new theory every day, it seems.