About Counteract the Fat: Discover how Fiber and Antioxidants can Counteract the Physiological Effects of Junk Foods by DeShond Barnes:
Many of us love junk foods. What we don’t love are the medical conditions and weight gain that they are associated with. Research findings indicate that fiber and antioxidants can counteract the physiological effects of junk foods. This does not mean that we can eat unlimited amounts of fat every day. What it does mean is that we can have greater freedom in making food choices. “Counteract the Fat” is a compilation of these research findings, providing cutting edge information on how fiber and antioxidants can help prevent medical conditions and weight gain associated with high-fat and other unhealthy great-tasting foods. The MANY “Counteract the Fat” concepts discussed include:
☤ High-fat foods produce cholesterol-related acids that can clog arteries and raise cholesterol levels. Fiber counteracts that effect by nabbing cholesterol-related acids and removing them from our bodies, promoting healthy cholesterol levels and reducing our risk of heart disease.
☤ The excess calories in high-fat foods can increase our risk of obesity. Fiber counteracts that effect by nabbing calories before they can be stored as fat, making it harder for us to gain weight and reducing our risk of obesity.
☤ High-fat foods increase our exposure to “free radicals,” which damage human cells. Antioxidants counteract that effect by neutralizing free radicals, preventing and reversing cellular damage and reducing our risk of cancer, heart disease and other conditions.
☤ The excess calories in high-fat foods can increase our risk of obesity. Antioxidants counteract that effect by giving our bodies the energy needed to burn fat more efficiently, making it harder for us to gain weight and reducing our risk of obesity.
☤ High-fat foods can trigger heart attacks by causing blood clotting elements in the bloodstream known as “platelets” to become more adhesive and clump together, triggering the formation of abnormal blood clots in the heart artery. Fiber counteracts that effect by speeding blood clot-dissolving mechanisms, decreasing the likelihood that abnormal blood clots will lead to heart attacks.
☤ And MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Research findings made at the following institutions have made the writing of “Counteract the Fat” possible:
☤ The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Human Nutrition Research Center in Maryland
☤ The Naylor Dana Institute of the American Health Foundation
☤ The University of Minnesota in St. Paul
☤ The University of Florida College of Medicine
☤ The University of Kentucky College of Medicine
☤ The USANA Research Laboratories in Utah
☤ The Cardiology Research Institute in Moscow
☤ The National Institutes of Health
☤ Boston University School of Medicine
☤ The Strang Cancer Research Laboratory in New York
☤ Rutgers University in New Brunswick
☤ The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis
☤ Cornell University Medical College in New York
☤ The University of Toronto
☤ Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
☤ The University of New Hampshire in Durham
☤ Oregon Health Sciences University
☤ The University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington
☤ The National Institute of Public Health in Bilthoven, Netherlands
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