Skip to comments.Doctor: Americans Suffer From Unhealthy Addiction To Cheese
Posted on 08/18/2017 2:02:59 PM PDT by Red Badger
DETROIT (WWJ) Would you like to lose weight, have more energy, better health? Then stop eating cheese.
Thats according to Dr. Neal Barnard, whos down on dairy.
Barnard says while Americans seem to have a love affair with cheese, its more of an unhealthy addiction. He makes his case in his book The Cheese Trap.
I think its addicting; and I dont use the addicting word lightly, he told WWJs Dr. Deanna Lites. There are actually opiate chemicals in it that attach to the very same brain receptors as other opiates, and Im going to argue that its probably the biggest reason that were seeing kids gain weight these days.
Barnard say that while weve been told that dairy does a body good, the truth is that cheese can be dangerous. Loaded with calories, fat and cholesterol, he says cheese can make you gain weight and lead to a host of health problems like high blood pressure and arthritis.
In The Cheese Trap, Barnard presents a plant-based diet program along with recipes and tips he claims will help you fight cravings for everything from pizza to ice cream to cheesecake and break free from your addiction to cheese.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American consumes 35 pounds of cheese a year.
I wouldn't exactly call it 'suffering'......................
Another story that should be taken as a warning, not a guide: THX-1138
Wallace is an addict....
The reason kids are fat is that they don’t burn the calories of any of the foods they eat when they are spending their time sitting. Video games have contributed to the obesity problem big time.
Do fat kids really pig out on cheese?
I love cheese——I always ignore this crap,because 5 or 10 years down the line someone will say something else.
All things in moderation.
"...blah, blah, blah and other panicky statements about cheese by Dr. Neal Barnard..."
Ok, just looked at his Foundation web site.
Advocate of vegetarian and vegan diets.
No thanks, sticking to my bacon cheeseburgers.
What a killjoy.
Another warning that is bogus in my opinion.
The body does not read food as we think of food. For example: Starches are bread, peas, corn, potatoes, etc. Whereas many see peas and corn as vegetables.
Cheese is mostly protein, without additives that change it and add calories. So when eaten in normal quantities it is far more healthy than some vegetables.
Oh well, too much of anything is out of balance!
That is called ‘lack of exercise, since gym and recess are not really part of school anymore’
Dr. Is lactose intolerant?
Evangeline the Cow invite you to kiss her pretty behind.
For my part, eat dirt and die.
Hugs and Kisses,
I say BS.
I went on a diet for 2 months, meat, fat, eggs, cheese and lettuce. Lost 35 lbs, BP is down too.
What about the French, who sometimes offer a cheese plate as a dinner dessert?
Most liberals, vegans especially, are intolerant, period..................
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