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Old 09-07-2010, 12:24   #11
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Having a beer a day wont be that harmful if your body's metabolism is supporting it.

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Having a beer a day wont be that harmful if your body's metabolism is supporting it.
I'm no scientist. But if you can't have a beer every now and then, what's the point?

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All the food you eat is eventually transformed into something your body can use, either amino acids or sugar. Fats simply take the longest time to be converted to sugar.

I can link you to studies supporting these claims if you are interested.
I've seen a couple of claims around here that fats turn to sugars and I always thought they didn't so I would really be interested in any study about that. I'm not saying they don't. I have to admit I don't know.

I just looked it up in wikipedia and here is the most relevant sentence. "fats, obtained from adipose tissue, or fat cells, are broken down into glycerol and fatty acids, which can be used to generate energy."

(that's from this page) Dieting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Since I don't really know what glycerol is and it does sound like sugar, I looked it up at wikipedia too, and this seemed to be the key sentence. "Although it has about the same food energy as table sugar, it does not raise blood sugar levels, nor does it feed the bacteria that form plaques and cause dental cavities."

So I'm a bit baffled. How can it be a sugar and not raise sugar levels? But it does sound like it could be a sugar.

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The liver treats alcohol as a poison and wants to clear the body of it immediately. The body will stop putting glucose out in order to clear the blood stream of the alcohol.
This baffles me too, even if it is written in ehow. It's your digestion that is producing the sugars from a meal, not sure how the liver can shut that down. I checked the author who didn't list any medical or nutritional qualifications, so I'm not going to swallow that one just yet. (guess I could call it a low superstition diet) Any more info that might help me understand?

There really is an amazing amount of misinformation on line. Fortunately more communication usually helps clear it up.

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Protein and carbohydrate convert to glucose. Fat does NOT convert to glucose; fat converts to ketones. The human body, except for the brain, can utilize ketones the same as it does glucose.

This may introduce the confusion between ketosis and DKA, but that is a subject for another thread, another day.




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