Eating healthy is difficult, especially if you’re trying to lose weight or drastically change your life for the better. But in spite of this inherent difficulty, many of us strive as much as possible to consume a nutritious and balanced diet. We aim to eat foods that provide our bodies with a good amount of energy, healthy fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals, and that’s not always easy.
However, it’s important that we do make an effort because eating healthily plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy weight. Unfortunately, being overweight or obese can lead to many debilitating conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Yes, we’ve all come to the conclusion that a balanced lifestyle is best but how we play that out changes from individual to individual.
Some people only eat pizza on Tuesdays, some have just one cookie every day to satisfy their cravings and some people go vegan. It’s sort of something you have to navigate on your own. The point is: no one way is the right way. As long as you enjoy the journey, you can do what you want.
For example, we’ve seen articles come out saying you should eat pasta for breakfast or have two burgers at lunch with no damage done to your health and fitness goals (relatively speaking), so with that logic, if one really applies themselves, they could eat something that’s universally bad and still be healthy. Say, french fries.
According to a new scientific study that is definitely too good to be taken at face value, something deep fried and loaded with carbs might be the best option next time you’re cruising past the drive-thru. And it has nothing, or at least not much, to do with outrageous ratios of lettuce-to-ranch dressing.
Your new favourite scientists hail from Israel at the Weizmann Institute, and they are led by Professor Eran Segal. They reached the very agreeable conclusion after monitoring the rise of blood sugar levels among 800 different people who consumed identical meals. They also tracked their physical activity, sleep habits, and bathroom activity.
They found that people’s bodies react very differently to the exact same foods: what causes a sharp glucose spike in one person might do nothing to the lucky guy or girl who can eat an entire serving of fries with no adverse glycemic response.