We Eat Things Blog Of The Month: August 2012

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I am pleased to announce that the winner of Blog Of The Month for August 2012 is Big Girls Small Kitchen.

The recipes and photography on the blog are all to die for and I love the way it’s written. The site is really pretty and layed out wonderfully.

One of my favourite pages on the site is the recipe index, allowing users to easily navigate their way to whatever recipe they fancy. This recipe for curried sweet potato quesadillas looks amazing!

Tune in next month to find out who has won the We Eat Things Blog Of The Month in September.

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  1. The human body developed on this pleant over the past 2 million years. During all but the last 8,000 of those years (and 8,000 years when you are talking of an evolutionary time frame is but the blink of an eye), the human body evolved eating meat, fat and high fiber vegetables, with some roots and tubers.Eight thousand years ago the agricultural revolution took place, with man learning how to domesticate grain. Virtually overnight, man became dependant upon carbohydrates as the main source of food. Archeologists point to that exact time period that the average height of man drops by two inches and all of the degenerative diseases we have today became prevalent in the society of that time.With today\’s accepted high carbohydrate diet it is projected that by the year 2025 there will be over 300 million diabetics pleant wide. It is just not the diet our bodies evolved with. Carbohydrates are simply long chains of sugar molecules hooked end-to-end. When a person eats carbohydrates their normal digestive process breaks up these chains into the individual sugar molecules, and they pass right through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream, and load up the bloodstream with sugar.If this happened every once in a while it would not be a problem. But as diets today are so high in carbohydrates, people have a constant high level of sugar pouring into their bloodstream year after year! This requires their body to continuously produce high levels of insulin to keep that sugar level down. (Insulin’s job is to push sugar out of the bloodstream into the cells where it is used for energy.) Eventually the cells in their body becomes insensitive to the effects of the insulin (insulin resistance). To handle this problem of insulin resistance their body begins to produce even higher levels of insulin. This continues until their pancreas reaches the maximum amount of insulin it can produce, and when the insulin resistance increases again, their blood sugar begins to rise out of control. The result is type 2 diabetes! Type 2 diabetes is actually an extreme case of insulin resistance.

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