Health Nugget - High-Glycemic Meals Cause Inflammation of Your Arteries

Posted by Edna & Roger Boisjoli on February 3, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Carbohydrates like bread, cereals, potatoes, and rice actually spike your blood sugar faster than if you were spooning table sugar on your tongue. These foods are known as high-glycemic carbohydrates. This rapidly rising blood sugar causes an excessive release of free radicals that again irritate the fine lining of your arteries and leads to spasm of your arteries. In fact, if you decided to eat a bagel and drink orange juice instead of eating an Egg McMuffin, which I described in my last “Health Nugget,” you would be surprised that researchers found that this will also cause your arteries to go into spasm for 4 to 5 hours.

Again researchers sent their subjects back to the bagel shop to eat a bagel and drink orange juice, but this time they took some vitamin E and vitamin C supplements beforehand. They checked their arteries and found that they only went into spasm for 4 to 5 minutes, instead of the 4 to 5 hours they had previously.  I am not suggesting that you just take some antioxidant supplements and eat anything you want. What I want you to realize is that some of the most potent drugs we place in our bodies are the foods we choose to eat. The physiological consequences and the hormonal responses to poor food choices are some of the major causes of heart disease and diabetes.

Thank you to Dr Ray Strand for allowing us to publish this information.

Categories: Health Nuggets

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