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Our daily diet is surrounded by a series of extremely rigorous habits, which almost always - because we learn them virtually from birth - we "automatic", they go unnoticed during a good part of our life unlike others that youth and maturity, we dare to question and even to change drastically. It is true that someday we can decide, for example, become vegetarians and so break with family education, but even in this scenario we will retain certain practices apparently immutable.
One of these is the idea that we should eat three times a day, something which we take as irrefutable truth but which seems to belong more to the order of social Convention that biological needs, especially since studies conducted on the matter do not match in a single criterion or standard generalized and recommended.
An investigation of the United States Department of agriculture, for example, found that make one meal a day, of large proportions, instead of the customary three, can help reduce weight and body fat, but increases the blood pressure. Also, according to a study involving various doctors from the National Institute on Aging [National Institute for aging], that one meal a day also helps to develop insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, two of the most important risk for type 2 diabetes.
However, there are those who have been commissioned to study (and recommend) otherwise: change the paradigm of "three meals a day" but not by a sumptuous and caligulesca, but by at least four frugal and well-balanced which, according to scientists at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, reduces the risks of obesity in up to 45%.
And not eat? Well, this has also merited investigation. Skip breakfast, according to the study referred to above, increases the chances of becoming obese in 5. Instead, skip all meals of the day - i.e., fast - and eat normally the following return to fast on the third day, and continue as far as possible, helps, according to Marc k. Hellerstein of the Department of nutritional sciences and Toxicology from the University of California at Berkeley, and Krista a. Varady prevent heart ailments, some chronic diseasesType 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.
For Paul Freedman, Professor of history at Yale, «there biological reason to make three meals a day". On the understanding that the number of meals that we do is, in essence, a cultural pattern, Freedman clarifies: "human beings are comfortable with patterns because we are predictable." We were comfortable with the idea of three meals a day. "But, on the other hand, our agendas and desires revolt every day a little to this idea".
Remember, in addition, particularly since the last decades of the century XX power became one of the most fruitful reserves for certain industries and business men. One of the practices in vogue lately, for example, is called snack, snack or sandwich whose consumption relies primarily on two ideas, not necessarily true: first, already mentioned above, that a diet of at least four a day helps to lose weight; the second, that that product manufactured by millions is elaborated with "healthy" ingredients.
In sum, the only certainty in this matter, as in many others, is that a final and absolute truth there is. On the contrary: there are interpretations of more or less established facts that some people use for their (mostly economic) benefit. In your diet, as in any other aspect of your life, the best thing you can do is find out what is best for you - for your body and your mind and also for your environment — and act accordingly.
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