Zoe Harcombe: ‘We need real food!’

Zoe Harcombe: ‘We need real food!’

Most of us think we definitely know what food should be chosen for a healthy eating, so instead of red meat we “wisely” choose fruit salad for dinner. Nutritionist and the author of the book titled ” The Obesity Epidemic: What Caused It? How Can We Stop It?” Zoe Harcombe says: ‘That ‘s wrong!’. In her book she tells about her research that breaks some myths about our nutrition. According to nutritionist, the main cause of obesity is not the way of life we choose but the food we eat. 

As the book tells, until seventies, there were only 2% of overweight people in the United Kingdom while by the turn of millennium this number reached 25%. You may think that it’s just a simple coincidence, says Harcombe, but at a closer look it becomes clear that we have changed many rules of eating. Zoe Harcombe explains that differently from our days, when products rich in carbohydrates, like rice, pasta, bread and potatoes, take the major part of our daily ration, thousands of years ago flour and grain products were admitted as the ones that increase human’s weight. That’s true!

As the author writes, the biggest trouble is that after being digested flour and grains turn into glucose. To process large amounts of glucose, our body produces insulin which is known to accumulate fat. So, when eating carbohydrates, they are quickly converted to fat and stored in our body.

Solution which is offered by author is very simple: we should go back to natural, unprocessed food – meat, fish, eggs, dairy products and vegetables. She also says that fruits are rich in fructose which moves straight to the liver where converted into fat, so you should avoid them if you want to lose some weight. Besides, don’t starve! At the beginning, you may find your weight dropping, but then body launches energy-saving system what causes increased appetite and continuous need of more carbohydrates.

Source: dailymail.co.uk


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