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What's for dinner?

thoughts on modern meals

There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.
- Proverbs 14:12
Proverbs 16:25
Modern food is not really food. Most of it is processed to the point that it looks and tastes like varying degrees of sweetened plastic. 
People are overweight and unhealthy. The medical establishment keeps telling people to cut calories, stop eating fats, and eat more carbs to lose weight.
Oy.
I love audiobooks, and I'm currently listening to one called Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes. It's fascinating. 
The book talks about the science behind why carbohydrate-rich foods make us some of us fat, and how the common recommendation of low-fat, carb-rich diets is actually exacerbating the problem rather than helping.
If you look at the problem biblically, the overwhelming desire to trust what doctors currently tell us is the way that will lead to death. Literally.
Carbohydrates, particularly those in refined foods like sugar and white flour, cause your blood sugar to spike. Blood sugar necessitates the release of insulin. Insulin blocks the use by your muscle and other tissues of fat for energy, instead mandating the use of glucose. High-Levels of insulin in your blood can cause you to crave even more carbs because the use of fat is being blocked. 
What about heart disease? Doesn't a high-fat diet raise your cholesterol and increase your risk of Heart Disease and Heart Attacks?  False!  Carbohydrates actually increase you LDL (bad) cholesterol, and lower your HDL (good) cholesterol. Taubes talks about disease and diet in Good Calories, Bad Calories, a brilliantly research, but very dense tome of over 500 pages. (I'll admit I've only listened to the first 7 chapters out of nearly 30.)
The problem has occurred because politics and faulty research got adopted as doctrine, and even when a research study disproves nutrition theory, it's held to have been a bad study, rather than a bad hypothesis. 
Conclusion: Eat less sugar and refined carbs to lose weight.
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