Not all calories are the same

Do you think you need to eat low fat foods to avoid heart disease? Think again.
What is important is WHERE the fat in your food comes FROM and WHAT ELSE you eat. Which is why it helps to think in terms of food groups, not  calories. What’s more important is where your calories come from, than how many you have in a day.

Consider dairy products as an example. If you are not intolerant to dairy products (and many people are without knowing it) and you can find good quality butter, milk, cheese, yoghurt, then eat them without second thought. Dairy products which come from animals that roam freely and eat green grass have more omega-3 fatty acids and hence have an anti-inflammatory effect when they’re eaten.

At the same time, be very careful what else you eat.

Reduce refined carbohydrates, as they can fuel metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease and other conditions. In other words, avoid sugar, white bread, sweets, cakes etc.

All in good moderation, as the Ancient Greeks said: ΠΑΝ ΜΕΤΡΟΝ ΑΡΙΣΤΟΝ

Dr Assem Malhotra, talks about these issues in the British Medical Journal.

Also, Greek-American dietitian Bill Lagakos explains in detail the relative importance of calories in his book “This poor, misunderstood calorie’.

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