Every time we eat, we light up our systems. Complex reactions, essential for health and life, take place.
Scientists and doctors use the term “postprandial” to define this excited post-meal period. Over a six-hour period after each meal, blood sugars, blood lipids, and inflammation levels rise. The human body has developed a complex system to regulate the post-meal, or postprandial, burn. Important nutrients like fibers, antioxidants, and healthier fats support the body’s ability to keep the burn in control. Other nutrients, like simple carbohydrates and unhealthy or elevated levels of fats, can intensify the burn.
In modern America, we often combine unhealthy ingredients into less healthy recipes. We then pair unhealthy recipes to create even unhealthier meals.
The healthiest diets utilize only the healthiest of ingredients to create healthy meals. All meals and snacks blend only healthy foods which are naturally nutritious. Most Americans, however, find it difficult to eat only the healthiest foods.
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