Keto diet consequences you need to know about

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16037240

In the popular and widely used Atkins diet, the body burns fat as its main fuel. This process produces ketosis and hence increased levels of beta-hydroxybutyrate (BOB) acetoacetate (AcAc) and its by-products acetone and acetol. These products are potential precursors of the glycotoxin methylglyoxal. Since methylglyoxal and its byproducts are recognized as a significant cause of blood vessel and tissue damage, we measured methylglyoxal, acetone, and acetol in subjects on the Atkins diet. We found that by 14-28 days, methylghyoxal levels rose 1.67-fold (P = 0.039) and acetol and acetone levels increased 2.7- and 6.12-fold, respectively (P = 0.012 and 0.028). Samples from subjects with ketosis showed even greater increases in methylglyoxal (2.12-fold), as well as acetol and acetone, which increased 4.19- and 7.9-fold, respectively; while no changes were seen in samples from noncompliant, nonketotic subjects. The increase in methylglyoxal implies that potential tissue and vascular damage can occur on the Atkins diet and should be considered when choosing a weight-loss program.

Wow, WTG being a radical!  makes you feel so cool!  look up acetone.  Wait, I’ll do it for you.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetone

(CH3)2CO.[12] It is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, and is the simplest and smallest ketone.

Acetone is a good solvent for many plastics and some synthetic fibers. It is used for thinning polyester resin, cleaning tools used with it, and dissolving two-part epoxies and superglue before they harden. It is used as one of the volatile components of some paints and varnishes. As a heavy-duty degreaser, it is useful in the preparation of metal prior to painting.

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/acetone

H336 (97.99%): May cause drowsiness or dizziness [Warning Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure; Narcotic effects]

Effects of Long Term Exposure The substance defats the skin, which may cause dryness or cracking. Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dryness and cracking.

Ingestion Prevention Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.

Acetone may form explosive mixtures with chromic anhydride, chromyl chloridehexachloromelaminehydrogen peroxidenitric acid and acetic acidnitric acid and sulfuric acidnitrosyl chloridenitrosyl perchlorate, nitryl perchlorate, permonosulfuric acid, potassium tert-butoxidethiodiglycol and hydrogen peroxide.  (maybe this is how people spontaneously combust? j/k, or am I?)

For more reading on the dangers of a high fat diet.

Once again, this is how we screwed up our diet.

So you can go Keto and AT LEAST cut out 34% flours + 7% sugars = 41% reduction off 1970s or go HCLF and AT LEAST cut out the 48% of added fats or you could go Whole Starch Low Fat and cut BOTH OFF and follow a diet recommended by the consensus of over 400 top health professionals in the world.

Take the olive branch here 🙂 take the best of both worlds.  Its a sane foundation you can build to your own uniqueness despite the fact we are all the same species.

The DNA of all human beings living today is 99.9% alike

That .1% really all that special? maybe 🙂 LMK!

Source: mrmrsvegan

Mouth-watering foods that are actually healthy

Today, I’ll show you a few dishes I cooked at home. All of them are absolutely delicious and good for you. Let me introduce them one by one. These recipes are easy and no not require special skills. Feel free to comment which dishes are the most mouth-watering for you. Are you going to cook one of these meals during the next week?

#1 Oil-free “fries”
The recipe is simple. Coat potato sticks with curry powder and aromatic herbs, then bake them in the oven. I posted this picture first because I think everyone should try this recipe. If you haven’t tasted baked oil-free fries, then you’re missing out big time!
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This is the same recipe with potato slices instead of potato sticks. Adjust the cooking time depending on your oven and the thickness of your slices.
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#2 Guacamole toasts never get old
Preparing fresh guacamole is easy and tastes always better than packaged guacamole. Mash a ripe avocado, add some lime juice, tomato pieces and some spices to your taste, like black pepper, curry or chili powder.
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#3 Gnocchi from heaven
This is simply made of standard gnocchi, canned kidney beans and plant-cream. I also added basil leaves and cooked yellow zucchini. You’ll find plant creams like soy cream, oat cream and rice cream in the organic/dietetic section.
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#4 Yellow and purple sweet potatoes and pumpkin on rice
Put your rice in a bowl, then unmold it on a wide dish. Now you can spread the cooked pieces of sweet potatoes and pumkin over the dish and serve.
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#5 Guess what is the food with multiple weird holes
This is slices of lotus root. I think it looks amazing. I have put many kinds of vegetables in this big bowl, but you can use any vegetables and starches you like instead. Here I cooked rice, lotus root slices, taro root, carrot, corn and pak choy.
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#6 Spring rolls as a refreshing appetizer
Get some rice disks at an Asian shop, soak them for 30 seconds, then garnish them with raw vegetables like: cucumber, carrot, red/yellow bell pepper, mint leaves, lettuce, avocado, tofu. You can dip them in diluted soy sauce.
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#7 Lasagna
This is the most complicated recipe in this page. Follow a standard lasagna recipe, using vegan cheese and vegan cream instead of animal-origin ingredients. Add layers of lasagna pasta, no-meat bolognese (tomato sauce with mushroom and/or tofu), spinach, vegan cheese. Top it with a plant-based bechamel and bake it.
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#8 Glutton pizza
You can’t be wrong with pizza. Feel free adding all the veggies you like, and even starches like potatoes if you like it. I like to have molten vegan cheese or vegan salami, pineapple, potato, black olives, red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, broccoli and oregano on my pizza.
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#9 Buddha bowl
A Buddha bowl consists of a healthy big bowl of legumes, vegetables and starches. The bowl on the picture below includes mashed potatoes, edamame beans (immature soy beans), orange sweet potato, bok choy, cilantro leaves and unknown ball roots.
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#10 Lazy purees
I like to blend stuff. The light yellow puree is made of blend cooked potatoes only. The green puree is a blend of cooked spinach and potatoes. You can add a tiny bit of salt and other spices, according to your taste.
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#11 Assortment of prepared foods… heated at home
A feast without guilt. Here is what I cooked: Bread topped with molten vegan cheese and Provencal herbs, lettuce, cooked eggplant, fried vegetables spring rolls, fried plant balls and corn grains in tomato sauce.
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#12 Rice noodles and pumpkin
This is one one the meals make at least once a week because I think it tastes awesome. I sprinkle it with this mix: 1 tbsp soy sauce, 2-3 tbsp water, ground spices.
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#13 Whole plant foods banquet
Homemade cooked vegetables on this pictures: potatoes, chickpeas, broccoli florets, carrots and tomato sauce made by my mom. It fills your stomach, nourishes your body and doesn’t make you fat.
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I hope you are hungry now 😀