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One Meal to Good (or Bad) Health

 

 

Time Magazine

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008

 

 

Want to know how many cheeseburgers you'd have to eat before they start doing damage to your body? The answer, according to a review of new dietary research, is just one. Just one high-fat, high-sugar meal can trigger a biochemical cascade, causing inflammation of blood vessels and immediate, detrimental changes to the nervous system, according to the paper, published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. And just one healthy meal helps return your body to its optimal state.

 

Regardless of its benefits, healthy food can leave you feeling unsatisfied if you're used to eating junk. Junk food distorts a person's hormonal profile.

 

Studies suggest that fatty, sugary foods promote excretion of the stress hormone cortisol, which seems to further stimulate appetite for calorie-dense foods. And the big post-meal spikes in blood sugar are more likely in people who don't exercise or those who carry weight around their abdomen. All of it makes it tough for people to stop eating junk food once they're in the habit. "The more you eat it the more you crave it. It becomes a vicious cycle.

 

 

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One Meal to Good (or Bad) Health

 

 

Time Magazine

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008

 

 

Want to know how many cheeseburgers you'd have to eat before they start doing damage to your body? The answer, according to a review of new dietary research, is just one. Just one high-fat, high-sugar meal can trigger a biochemical cascade, causing inflammation of blood vessels and immediate, detrimental changes to the nervous system, according to the paper, published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. And just one healthy meal helps return your body to its optimal state.

 

Regardless of its benefits, healthy food can leave you feeling unsatisfied if you're used to eating junk. Junk food distorts a person's hormonal profile.

 

Studies suggest that fatty, sugary foods promote excretion of the stress hormone cortisol, which seems to further stimulate appetite for calorie-dense foods. And the big post-meal spikes in blood sugar are more likely in people who don't exercise or those who carry weight around their abdomen. All of it makes it tough for people to stop eating junk food once they're in the habit. "The more you eat it the more you crave it. It becomes a vicious cycle.

 

 

Details Here

 

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salaam:

back in the l;ate 90's the japanese had published research papers indicting 'pepsi/cola complemented junk foods' as responsible for the hay-wire younger generations...

anyway i thought your post was titeled,"IS ONE MEAL/DAY GOOD FOR HEALTH/BAD"...

SO i read your postand am leaving a note eitherway..

one meal/day is the best way of overcoming all the problems of a heavier stomach and the heftier ego it causes which in result causes all the sparkings in social-interactions...

in sunnah(a'laa sahibehi/nabiyaanaa assalaatu-wassalaam) there is no breakfst..

and the maximal number of meals in sunnah is 2/day...one before zuhar/noon prayers and the next before ishaa/night/last prayer..

but as most of us know, there must have been very rare occasions in the life of rasoolullah (who chose poverty over richdom) when he may have had 2meals/day...

the benefits of a single meal/day:

1.the excess proteins and fats from the previous day are used up as fuel

2.the person waits for the appetite to grow strong enougfh ,that eating then is felt as an actual blessing...the usual"alhamdulillah allazi ata'manaa v saqaana" is replaced by a multitude of words by which one truly expresses/feels gratitude for whatever Allah provides foir that meal..

3 fruit has to be used,there is no other way but to use fruit to overcome those temporal urges to indulge in eating..

4.weight gain is checked, and most important, the attitude is more focusedon growth instead of sulking...resistingt the temptation to eat maintains the focus on growth..

indeed many ulem,aa of the subcontinent have learned from thier elders/teachers top have only a single meal/day...they usually have it between a'sar and maghrib prayers...

junk food...i dont wish to sound snobbish but i would call it 'yuk' food...

cheese can be made at home, so can be french fries or fried beef slices..orwhatever the palate asks for...

i always tell my friends and patients,"IF EVER FORCED TO EAT FROM THE MARKET PLACE, CHOOSE WHAT Allah has made, not what man has made...choose fruit...if thirst forces to drink, drink milk/yogurt..not the commerical juices that have adulterations"

and when visiting someone, dont take bakery products or sweet junk..present your host with fruits..

salaam.

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To those members who went off topic, I've moved your posts from here into a new topic here:

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Please members, please help us organize our forum by avoiding going off topic. :sl:

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