French bread

French Bread




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satisfy microbes mandatory
main vitamin man-made
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colon oxidate relationship
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So recently I’ve had someone comment on my YouTube videos, “If bread is so bad, Dr. Berg, why are the French thin?”

This has actually come up quiet often.

First of all, there are fat people in France — not all of them are thin.

But I will say there’s a big difference between the European countries and America, especially France and even Italy.

Now, the French consume a lot more fat. They eat four times as much butter, sixty percent (60%) more cheese, a hundred-eighty (180) grams of fat from animal sources versus the US, which is only seventy-two (72).

So in France, they’re eating more saturated fats.

In America, we consume way more vegetable oils, like corn oil and soy oil, which are GMO, which can lead to insulin resistance. That alone can make you gain weight.

They have three times as much pork. They have less high-fructose corn syrup.

The French tend to keep their traditional foods. In America, every single corner has a Thai restaurant, an Italian restaurant, a Mexican restaurant.

You don’t see that in France, as much anyway.

You go in these restaurants and the are filled with these processed, refined carbohydrates.

But the French are basically preserving their culture and they definitely have better quality foods.

They have stricter purity laws. Definitely less sugar. And they do snack less often, probably because they are consuming more fat, and so they’re not so hungry. Fat is very satisfying.

But what is really interesting is that they don’t allow fortification. In America, in Canada, in the UK, we have mandatory laws that we fortify our foods with iron and synthetic vitamins.

And I think this is the main reason why people have less digestive problems when they consume the grains in these European countries versus America, where you consume grain products that binds up your entire colon because iron interferes with the microbial life. Iron is very oxidative.

I did another video talking about the relationship between iron and increasing insulin resistance; even causing diabetes if it’s in excessive amounts.

So iron creates a LOT of problems, especially a lot of health problems related to oxidation, because if there’s too much iron, there’s going to be oxidation of the brain; it could potentially increase the risk for Alzheimer’s, and then they will be inside the artery of the heart — heart disease; the pancreas, diabetes.

So the fact that they’re not fortifying takes a huge problem from this equation.

If you look at these studies on antioxidants, they don’t come out that good.

Now why is that?

It’s because they’re synthetic; they’re man-made. It’s a lot different from antioxidants from actual food or food concentrates.

In fact, I found something very interesting: consuming synthetic vitamins and synthetic vitamins that are fortifying in our food, actually increase oxidation. But they’re acting as oxidants.

Anything that increases oxidation can increase inflammation and increase your risk of insulin resistance.

So in summary, yes, it’s true the French consume more bread, but they don’t enrich it, it’s higher quality, they don’t snack as much, they consume more fat, they consume less vegetable oils, less GMO foods, and the quality of food is much, much better.

And these are the main reasons why they don’t have as much obesity, if you want to compare France with the US.

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Brain. All French people are slim and all Americans are obese. True or false?

Throat. According to the presenter, does the French diet consist mainly of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds? Describe their foods.

Stomach. Modern day Americans eat like their grandparents did in the 1950s. Is this right or wrong?

Small Intestine. Is foreign, international cuisine very popular in France?

Colon. Which is more “fattening”, saturated fats (from meet, butter, lard, cheese) or sugar?

Liver. North American and European bread are essentially the same. Is this correct or incorrect?

Heart. In conclusion, why are the French slimmer than Americans; why are Americans fatter than the French?
Lungs. In your city or country, people a) are entirely slim, b) mostly slim c) vary in terms of body built d) many are overweight e) mostly overweight and obese.

Kidneys. Has this proportion changed over time?

Pancreas. Does the level of health and obesity vary in different parts of the country and among various groups of people?

Arteries and Veins. Are people health conscious, they don’t care, or it depends on the individual?

Spine. Diet and health books, programs, TV shows, DVDs, seminars, workshops, camps are very popular. Yes or no?

Muscle. Is there a conspiracy surrounding obesity and ailments?

Skeleton. What might happen in the future?

Bones. What can or should people do?

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