This week’s Photo Friday is also a recipe, for Broccoli and Bacon stir fry. This one is pretty easy and there are multiple versions of it online, I chose this version to share:
See: Broccoli and Bacon Stir Fry Recipe – Todd Porter and Diane Cu | Food & Wine
I would omit the worcestershire sauce, however, since it’s almost pure sugar, defeating the purpose of healthy fat/carbohydrate ingestion.
As expected, there was no blood glucose excursion, as measured by a continuous glucose monitor:
The topic of saturated fat in the diet has been discussed extensively, and will be discussed extensively soon as the USDA prepares for 2020 nutritional guidelines:
- Just Read: The USDA is opening the door to saturated fats and low-carbohydrate diets for 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines
In addition, these are the current sources of saturated fat in the Standard American Diet (SAD), making it hard for epidemiologists to tease out whether saturated fat is a nutrient of concern or not:
More sophisticated meta-analyses and prospective cohort studies are showing that it is probably not a nutrient of concern.
I would now caveat the above with a new paper written by @DavidLudwigMD et. al, commenting on the role of ultra-processed foods and metabolic disease:
New Comment on ultra-processed foods and obesity:
👉Glycemic load – effects increase over 6 months
👉Processed foods – effects decrease over 2 weeks
👉Other points of confusion addressed
Diet Wars? Let’s keep the debate respectful and let’s keep it going https://t.co/ZmBPYQp7if pic.twitter.com/Z0bv6r4k44
— Dr. David Ludwig (@davidludwigmd) July 2, 2019
Ludwig DS, Astrup A, Bazzano LA, Ebbeling CB, Heymsfield SB, King JC, et al. Ultra-Processed Food and Obesity: The Pitfalls of Extrapolation from Short Studies. Cell Metab [Internet]. 2019 Jun; Available from: https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1550413119303079
Regardless, there isn’t going to be much/any science supporting refined carbohydrates as an ideal vehicle for saturated fat compared to plants. If there is any, feel free to pass it my way 🙂 .
Enjoy the recipe.