The ones I present to you are 10 foods that make you fat more than any other. If you want to put on weight, use them?
On the contrary, if you want to lose weight, banish them from your diet.
Numerous research in the field of nutrition and body fat pointed the finger at a specific molecule.
This molecule predicts an individual's tendency to gain weight.
It is an endogenous oxidizing agent (produced inside the body).
It seems to have a survival role even in animals.
In fact, when present in excess, it induces the accumulation of body fat through a modification of the metabolism.
The offending molecule is called ...
- 1 FOODS THAT MAKE YOU FAT: IT ALL STARTS WITH URIC ACID (A MOLECULE THAT ACTIVATES FAT STORAGE)
- 2 FOODS THAT MAKE GREASING
FOODS THAT MAKE YOU FAT: IT ALL STARTS WITH URIC ACID (A MOLECULE THAT ACTIVATES FAT STORAGE)
The uric acid that we find in the blood (even routine analysis shows it) is considered by some scientists a kind of grease switch.
This metabolic fat switch activates a series of cascade reactions that ultimately have a main result: accumulate fat.
But why should a basic molecule of mammalian metabolism generate obesity?
In his natural environment, humans, like wild animals, could induce a temporary and controlled increase in uric acid for the purpose of survival.
On arrival of thewinter or before gestation the natural instinct leads the animal to accumulate more fat.
This is of great help to better withstand the shortage of food in the cold months and to better withstand the harsh winter climate.
Note: Until recently, in fact, and even today in certain cultures, obesity was and is synonymous with beauty, as it is associated with the increased success of procreation. In fact, more fat means the possibility of continuing to support the development of the fetus even in conditions of food scarcity.
Many laboratory experiments have shown an increase in uric acid in the blood of the animals that are preparing to face the winter months.
Also in humans the level of uric acid in the blood is considered a risk factor for obesity.
THE ACTION OF URIC ACID ON MITOCHONDRON
Uric acid acts primarily as an oxidizer at the level of mitochondria. The mitochondrion it is a small organ (organelle) that lives inside the cells.
Its function is one of the most fundamental for biological life.
It extracts biochemical energy from the foods you take with food and with the oxygen you breathe.
All the energy that the mitochondria extracts from food transforms it into a form that is always available for all the necessities of life: the ATP.
The mitochondria therefore produce ATP (Adenosine triphosphate).
ATP = Energy.
Given its nature, ATP is also an important signal to regulate metabolism.
Low levels of ATP suggest that the body needs to accumulate more energy (from foods).
High levels of ATP suggest to the body that the energy requirement (extracted from food) has been adequately met for the time being.
As you can imagine, translated into body language, this translates into ...
Low levels of ATP = tendency to eat more (hunger)
High levels of ATP = satiety
But if everything stops here, then we would not have weight problems given the abundance of food we always have available.
That is, with everything we normally eat we should not always be hungry, because energy needs have certainly been met.
We would eat just enough to recharge our energy, then we would stop thanks to the satiety we had achieved.
But it is precisely here that uric acid appears to intervene.
Uric acid attacks the mitochondria and it disturbs its delicate balance.
By acting as an oxidant of mitochondrial structures, uric acid impairs the ability to produce ATP1.
A lower production of ATP results in a lower concentration of ATP. This produces a signal that starts a series of events that result in an increase in body fat.
But how does this happen precisely?
When this grease switch activated by high levels of uric acid is in the "ON" position, three things happen that make us fat:
- Greater effectiveness in the transformation of energy into fat
- Tendency to eat more (take more calories)
- Tendency to a sedentary lifestyle (burn less calories)
So as you see these are biochemical events that are independent of the will of the individual.
When they occur, the body demands to eat more, move less and accumulate as much fat as possible.
OBESITY: IS IT REALLY JUST A WILL POWER PROBLEM?
That's why the obese are often completely innocenti compared to their insatiable desire for food.
What many still attribute to a psychological cause (binge eating) actually appears to be caused by a biochemical event independent of the will of the overweight person.
In other words, if you find yourself in the condition described above in which the fat switch is active, you could use all your goodwill without achieving results in terms of weight loss.
If your body WANTS to accumulate fat because it interprets it as a necessity for survival, then, with all good will you will not be able to lose weight in a lasting way.
At this point we understood that ...
- Uric acid is a crucial molecule of body fat accumulation. In fact, some researchers define the fat switch.
- When uric acid exceeds certain levels (of blood concentration) then there is very little you can do with just the willingness to lose weight. The metabolic drive to gain weight is stronger than willpower.
But if uric acid is a bit the centerpiece of the fat accumulation process3 4, can it be reduced and then disabled?
HOW TO TURN OFF THE GREASE SWITCH ("OFF" POSITION)
The secret of "switching off" the grease switch is to reduce uric acid levels to get them back within a normal range.
Within a certain normal range (under 5mg / dl) uric acid returns to the "OFF" position and stops generating conditions for overweight and obesity.
Uric acid is a value that is highlighted in routine blood tests.
Uric acid values of 5,5mg / dl and above predict the development of obesity, fatty liver and insulin resistance.
The ideal to counteract obesity and associated symptoms would be to approach uric acid levels around 4,0mg / dl.
FOODS THAT MAKE GREASING
Here is the list of foods and drinks that make you fat because they raise the levels of uric acid in the blood ...
To move down the concentration of uric acid you can act on some foods and beverages that increase production.
So if you want to lose weight, you will have to reduce them or avoid them altogether.
First group: sugary substances (in order of importance for the same weight)
1) PURE FRUCTOSE
2) AGAVE SYRUP
3) SUGAR (COMMON SUGAR AND CANE SUGAR)
Second group: rich in nucleic acids (these also raise uric acid)
It is not only fructose that raises uric acid levels, but also foods and beverages rich in nucleic acids, constituents of DNA and RNA.
5) BEER: beer is rich in nucleic acids from yeasts. The more unfiltered the beer is, the richer it is in nitrogen bases, so it will be even worse for the line.
In particular it is a molecule called AMP (adenosine mono phosphate) responsible for the production of uric acid.
All products rich in nucleic acids and related compounds such as RNA, DNA and ATP can be transformed into AMP, hence uric acid.
THE LETHAL MIX THAT MAKES MORE GREASES THAN ANYTHING
But if there is one thing that enhances the obesogenic action of fructose is its union with fats.
FRUCTOSE + GREASES = OBESITY DISASTER2
When you put together fructose (which ignites the uric acid fuse) with fats (high-calorie foods) you get one of the most powerful ways to gain weight.
If you want to lose weight avoid this association and generally reduce the intake of fructose.
For more information on fructose, go to the article "Fructose is bad: what they don't tell you about agave syrup, honey and other natural sweeteners (including some fruit)"
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR LOWERING URIC ACID
As always from the natural pharmacy, simple remedies can help us reduce uric acid levels.
THE DI GIAVA
One of the best plants with uricosuric action (which lowers uric acid) isOrtosifon or Java Tea in preparation for herbal tea or mother tincture.
Look look, even when doing this on purpose orthosifon is one of the most used plants to reduce the cellulitis.
Certainly its powerful diuretic action also plays a role in this case.
The evolving human being has lost the ability to synthesize Vitamin C autonomously. It can only rely on foods to supply this vitamin.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects mitochondria from the harmful action of uric acid and preserves their ability to work well for the production of ATP.
A good supply of vitamin C inhibits the obesogenic effects of uric acid. In addition, numerous other beneficial effects. I think it's one of those supplements that you should use every day (500mg a day) and in a natural form from theacerola.
Also, other antioxidants that can protect mitochondria and help fight obesity are the following ...
- NAC (N-ACETYL CISTEIN)
- COENZIMA Q10
The foods that make you fat more, those that activate the fat switch by setting it to "ON" are all those that contain fructose.
Fructose is one of the major causes of obesity.
Remember that it is XNUMX/XNUMX cup sugar Common both cane sugar contain 50% fructose.
Furthermore, you should know that if the dietary intake of glucose is too high (potato starch, pasta and cereals) this can turn into fructose in the liver.
So too glucose it can produce fructose and give birth to the same problems.
Not only sugars cause obesity, but also foods with a high nucleotide content. Especially the beer, offal, parmesan.
Finally consider that the lethal mix to fatten is given by the sum of fructose + fat. Because fructose prepares to accumulate fat and food fats give the body the raw material to best implement this process.
According to the fat breaker theory an anti-obesity aid comes from the The Java Tea (uricosuric action) and from Vitamin C.
The theory of the grease switch based on uric acid is supported by numerous studies and represents a cutting-edge point of view on the problem of excessive accumulation of body fat.
It is extremely interesting to note that this theory is correlated with the natural metabolic structure of men and animals, developed from the needs of the survival.
To align with this theory and defeat excess fat you must avoid or minimize all sources of fructose (shown above).
That is, the foods that make you fat they contain fructose (note: fructose is also contained in white and cane sugar, in agave syrup and honey).
Above all, you have to avoid taking fructose and fat together. Because this combination leads to the maximum possible accumulation of body fat.
Another group of foods that make you fat are those that contain high concentrations of nucleic acids such as beer, in particular the unfiltered one.
To give a useful boost to lose weight you can take advantage of certain natural supplements and plants such as Vitamin C and the tea of java.
Everything is relative and in certain moments like during the winter, in an organism underweight or before and during a gestation it may be helpful to increase your body fat stores a bit.
In this case you know what you need to do to turn the grease switch on and turn it ON.
In all other cases (most) the accumulation of excess fat is inconvenient from all points of view, first of all for health.
To reset the grease switch to OFF, all you have to do is follow the simple instructions I gave you above.
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