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Sunday, February 21, 2021

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from the transcript:

"Our stomach is only so big. Once we fill it up, stretch receptors in our stomach wall tell us when we’ve had enough, but different foods have different amounts of calories per stomachful. Some foods have more calories per cup, per pound, per mouthful than others. This is the concept of calorie density, the number of calories in a given amount of food. Three pounds is about what the average American eats in a day. As you can see, for example, oil, has a high calorie density, meaning a high calorie concentration, lots of calories packed into a small space. Drizzling just a tablespoon of oil on a dish adds over a hundred calories. For those same calories, you could have instead eaten about two cups of blackberries, for example, a food with a low calorie density. So, these two meals have the same number of calories. You could swig down that spoonful of oil and not even feel anything in your stomach, but eating a couple of cups of berries could start to fill you up. That’s why yes, biochemically a calorie is a calorie, but eating the same amount of calories in different foods, can have different effects."

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    Salmon and olive oil are not at all needed or magical weight loss food. Much better to get our fats in plant forms.
    48 days ago
    Very good information in Nutrition facts. Better to eat the olives and get the nutrition and good fats than the processed olive oil. Better to eat nuts than peanut butter. better to eat avocados than processed avocado oil. Better to eat coconut than eat coconut oil. More nutrition in those unprocessed foods.

    If you want good fats, look no farther than vegetables--nearly every vegetable contains a certain amount of fat. Fat that is healthy and not a transfat (frankenstein fat). The leading proponents of the "oil is good fat" paradigm are the industry that stands to make money from that view.

    gall Plan Coleader
    49 days ago
    Lots of good information
    49 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Happy Sunday
    49 days ago
  • WHITE-2
    1CRAZYDOG, the diet Dr. Greger suggests contains truly healthy fats in the form of a limited amount of nuts, seeds and avocado. Salmon and olive oil are actually not beneficial for our health.
    If you go to nutritionfacts.org (Dr. Greger's site) and type in 'olive oil' and 'salmon' or 'fish' you will very likely find a lot more information as to why fish and oil are not a healthy option.
    49 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/21/2021 12:24:05 PM
    Then you have to remember, we DO need a limited amt. of healthy fat (avocado, olive oil, salmon) for carbohydrates to be metabolized. So, it's unhealthy to totally do away w/fats.

    And some low-fat versions of high fat foods (salad dressing, for example) have added salt and/or sugar to add to the flavor component missing from the decreased fat.

    Absolutely, WHAT we eat is so important as a calorie is not simply a calorie, equal from one food to another! Nutrient dense foods like veggies are most satisfying.

    It’s all about nutrient dense, low calorie dense foods. This allows you to actually eat more food!

    It makes sense that the biggest influence on calorie density isn’t fat, but water content of food! The most calorie dense foods are DRY! Cookies, chips, bread, and so on.

    I do like having a vinegar based salad dressing on my spinach. And I did see your note re: salmon and olive oil. Will have to read more on his site. Conflicting information between he and Dr. Fuhrman. I DO eat a sparing amt. of nuts and seeds, though, and avocado, so at least I’m doing that right!

    I was delighted to see the reference to using spices. I am BIG on that. LOVE garlic, and other spices. And black cumin . . . an all-time favorite! And cayenne pepper!

    Fiber is my friend, too. Really helps. And do love my spinach.

    It is indeed a balancing act!

    Loved the video. Thanks.
    49 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/21/2021 12:41:54 PM
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