Are High Protein Diets Good for You?

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    Mar 24, 2015 1:45 AM GMT
    NYT: Sugar isn’t the only villain. The hazards of meat are understated.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/opinion/the-myth-of-high-protein-diets.html?ref=opinion
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    Mar 24, 2015 7:35 PM GMT
    This is all just getting so confusing. This weekend two guests came for supper: one a vegan and the other on a no-carb high protein diet. Meals were a pain in the butt to plan...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 24, 2015 7:48 PM GMT
    Pain in the butt? You must have used extra-virgin olive oil! Just Kidding!
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    Mar 24, 2015 11:48 PM GMT
    From the linked-to article:

    "Recently, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lifted recommendations that consumption of dietary cholesterol should be restricted, citing research that dietary cholesterol does not have a major effect on blood cholesterol levels."

    Why did it take so long to determine that dietary cholesterol does not have a major effect on blood cholesterol levels? One would suppose that that would be fairly easy to determine, so why wasn't it determined decades ago?

    There is no question that dietary information is confusing. Probably it's a matter of balance and the types of carbohydrates that one eats. Sugars are absorbed very quickly which taxes the ability of the body to keep the blood sugar in check. To do so, it has to increase insulin levels to possibly damaging levels. On the other hand, although starches are converted by to body into sugars, they are absorbed much more slowly.
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    Mar 30, 2015 10:32 PM GMT
    Everything in moderation, except moderation.
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    Mar 31, 2015 6:33 AM GMT
    Basically, can we rely on any of these reports? What did Eskimos eat? Not too many fresh fruits and veggies. Our ancestors did pretty well on whole foods - eggs, dairy, meat, etc, and some fruit, grain and veggies rather than low-fat concoctions. Sugar seems to be the big problem. And lack of hard physical labor.
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    Mar 31, 2015 5:39 PM GMT
    Ornish debunked:

    http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/low-carb-diets/dr-dean-ornish-blasts-high-protein-diets/
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    Apr 01, 2015 4:11 AM GMT
    strongbull said... What did Eskimos eat? ...
    Canadians.

    That's why there aren't many.
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    Apr 01, 2015 11:34 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    strongbull said... What did Eskimos eat? ...
    Canadians.

    That's why there aren't many.


    Most Canadians I see are high protein, so proves my point.