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1 day ago

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This makes me a little bit crazy, because I feel like it's intentionally deceptive. I was at the grocery store this morning and looking at some of the low-carb, stevia-based sweeteners. This was only one of many that included maltodextrin in the ingredients.
What drives weight gain, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer's dementia is insulin resistance. So, people are making an effort to substitute healthier foods and sugar substitutes. This is particularly important for people who are already diabetic. Maltodextrin has a HIGHER glycemic index than table sugar, in spite of the fact that it has zero calories and essentially zero carbohydrates. That means, it will spike your blood glucose and insulin level higher than sugar would.
Maltodextrin is only one additive that deceives people into thinking they are making healthier choices. Knowledge is power. Make sure you know what is in the food you are buying; you are your own best advocate.
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2 days ago

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One of my favorite quotations from Dr. Fung?
"The beloved Eat Less Move More approach, which sported a perfect record unblemished by success..."
From his book The Obesity Code.
If you have struggled to lose weight by doing either or both, please watch this.Dr. Jason Fung completed medical school and internal medicine at the University of Toronto before finishing his nephrology fellowship at the University of Ca...
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