MIDLAND - In this week's edition of Tuesday House Call, Dr. Stephen Ponder talks about carbohydrates, fat and almonds.
What's the best est balance of carbs, fat, protein?
Higher carb meals triggered genes linked to diabetes, dementia, heart disease and inflammation
Conclusion: eat meals with 1/3 of each major food group
65% carbs too high, under 30% is too low
Brown versus white fat
Brown fat cells BURN fat
5% of a newborn baby's weight is brown fat
Necdin blocks growth of brown fat cells
Scientists have discovered 2 ways to block how necdin works
Almonds and diabetes
Eating 1 ounce of almonds BEFORE a meal lowers blood sugar 30% in diabetics and 7% in non-diabetics
Eating almonds daily lowers blood sugar and cholesterol in older men and women with diabetes
One ounce = 20-24 shelled whole almonds