Within hours of eating an unhealthy meal, we can get a spike in inflammation, crippling our artery function, thickening our blood, and causing a fight-or-flight nerve response. But there are foods we can eat at every meal to counter this reaction.
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Previously I’ve covered the effect adding berries to a meal has on blood sugar responses in If Fructose is Bad, What About Fruit? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/if-fructose-is-bad-what-about-fruit). That raises the question How Much Fruit is Too Much? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-much-fruit-is-too-much/).
In addition to the all-fruit jam question, in my next video I’ll cover The Effects of Avocados and Red Wine on Postprandial Inflammation (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/The-Effects-of-Avocados-and-Red-Wine-on-Postprandial-Inflammation).
Vinegar my also help: Can Vinegar Help with Blood Sugar Control? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/can-vinegar-help-with-blood-sugar-control).
Maybe this explains part of the longevity benefit to nut consumption. See Nuts May Help Prevent Death (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/nuts-may-help-prevent-death/).
I also talked about that immediate inflammatory reaction to unhealthy food choices in my recent video Best Foods to Improve Sexual Function (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/best-foods-to-improve-sexual-function).
Surprised by the chicken and butter reaction? Same thing happens with tunafish and other meat. Check out my video Paleo Diets May Negate Benefits of Exercise (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/paleo-diets-may-negate-benefits-of-exercise/).
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