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Like obesity, heart disease has many causes. In the past 2 decades an ‘inflammation theory’ of chronic disease has emerged and suggests a low level inflammatory response may be a risk factor in developing many chronic diseases but then again it may simply be caused by the chronic disease.
A new update on nutrition and sleeve gastrectomy has recommended 1200-1500mg daily calcium intake from food and supplement combined for people with a sleeve. Previous recommendations were 1700mg. The upper range for women 51yrs + and men 70+ yrs.
Consuming 3 serves of dairy foods per day will get you to 1000mg and 250-500mg calcium citrate supplement will top you up ie. 1-2 citrical tablets or ¼-1/2 sachet of Calvid.
Similarly when you read the statistics from the Preventative Health Taskforces’ Technical Paper 1: Obesity in Australia: a need for urgent action, I can imagine if I were obese, feeling a little affronted. But I guess if you don’t take it personally, the Aussie stats are enlightening if not gob-smacking.
Wheat flour, colour, maltodextrin, maize starch, dehydrated chives, corn & onion, sugar, creamer, glucose syrup, milk protein, mineral salts 339 & 450, salt, flavours, soy sauce, flavour enhancers 621 & 635, vegetable oils, hydrolysed corn protein, colour, food acid, spice extract.
Coca-Cola has launched an anti-obesity campaign. There is 64g = 13 teaspoons of sugar in a 600ml coke. That’s the same calories as 3 ½ slices of bread. 10 tsp sugar in a can of coke. Given one of the causes cited for the rise of obesity, especially in children is sweetened soft drink, the best move is to stop making sweetened beverages.
SPICY LENTIL SOUP
3 tsp oil, 2-3 tbls curry paste (I used red curry paste), 3 cloves garlic, crushed, 1 stick celery, diced, 1 carrot, peeled and diced, 1 large or 2 small potatoes, peeled and diced, 1 (400g) can brown lentils, drained, 1 (400g) can crushed tomatoes, 1 litre water, 1 tbls chicken stock powder, 2 bay leaves, ½ cup fresh coriander, diced