Booze

Haven’t had a drink in 7 years.  Booze is overrated as a pleasure.  Debilitating really.

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ORAC Values

The ORAC value of clove powder is off the chart, but I haven’t been able to figure out how to incorporate it into my diet, as the taste is not very appetizing.  I suppose I could put it into smoothies.

With all the attention on free radicals, it is surprising to me that more people don’t seek out foods with high ORAC values.

The last thing I eat every day, without fail, is an apple cut in half with both halves sprinkled with cinnamon — another ORAC all star.

What are your ORAC all stars?

ORAC Values

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Triglycerides

For as long as I can remember, my triglycerides number has been very troubling.  Always in the 300+ range and usually generally well into the 300s.  I think I actually had a number in the 400s at one point.

Try as I might, I could never get that number down to even a half way reasonable level.  Never.

But now I’ve been doing 18:6 intermittent fasting for about 12 months.  The entire purpose is to get the body to use ketones (body fat) and not just glucose.  The theory is that after 12 hours from your most recent meal, the body begins to use stored fat in addition to glucose, so with a 18:6 regimen, you get 6 hours with the body burning some stored fat. 

And surprise surprise my most recent triglycerides number is 103.  I did a double take when I saw the number — couldn’t believe it.  But it makes perfect sense — triglycerides measures fat in the blood, and the IF goal is to burn body fat.

 

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