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The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.
You are more likely to be overweight if your friend’s, friend’s friend is overweight than if your parents are overweight. Your social networks may matter more than your genetic networks. But if your friends have healthy habits you are more likely to as well. So get healthy friends.
The cure for obesity and diabetes is not a mystery.
Knowing how to effectively get it to the individual has eluded most experts. But the data is about a lifestyle change, we know how to deliver the information and make it stick. We have to help each other, instead of looking for outside solutions from large institutions.
You need to build yourself a support system to succeed long term.
You need a team working together toward the same goals. It might be just one person, a self-guided support group, one led by a health coach, wellness champion or community health worker, or a health professional, or even an online community that can support, encourage and guide you.
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As a rule of thumb consuming overly processed foods has negative health outcomes.
Well, cooking is just heat-processing… and, there is such a thing as heat-over-processing. .
Cooking at high temperatures can create harmful chemicals. .
The 2 worst offenders are:
✳️ Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) ✳️ Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
When cooking at higher temperatures amino acids, creatine and sugars react and form HCAs.
When fat and/or meat juice come into contact with a flame, smoke is formed and PAHs are created.
The good news is that you can diminish the formation of those problematic chemicals and limit the extend to which they can harm you.
The other good news is that some solutions turn out to be TASTY as well as effective!
So, here a few tips!
Start healthy! Make sure your baseline diet is unprocessed foods.
The healthier you are, the more leeway you have.
Also note, that due to interpersonal variation in enzymatic activity, some individuals tolerate these chemicals better than others. ❄️
Eat a lot of veggies! (build up your defences)
Polyphenols, vitamins and antioxidants found in vegetables support the activity of liver enzymes that help detoxify HCAs and PAHs. .
Use marinades, spices and herbs.
Herbs and spices contain antioxidants that can help prevent the formation of carcinogenic components.
🌿 Rosemary lowers HCA formation by as much as 90%.
Acids such as lemon juice or vinegar are also beneficial.
Avoid excessive heat and don't overcook meat.
🙅♂️ Avoid cooking with high heat or open flames. ✅ Opt for medium or indirect heat
Next best! Practice damage control!
Discard the blackened or charred portion of meat. This is where the harmful chemicals concentrate.