It’s what you eat but also how you eat it

The French consume similar levels of typically used markers for heart disease eg saturated fat, smoking (actually they smoke more than us) than us Brits and yet they lie second bottom of the heart disease table according to current stat’s. This fact has become known as the French Paradox and many things have been put forward in an attempt to explain it eg- red wines anti oxidant capabilities. The following link is to a very interesting article that takes a different perspective and ties in nicely with Dr Malcolm Kendrick’s ideas in the book The Great Cholesterol Con where when pinned down to suggest the major cause of heart disease he plumps for stress.

http://thincs.org/Malcolm.French.htm

This above article would suggest that dropping sugar is a good starting point but its not the only thing we need to do from an eating perspective.

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