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Can one high fat meal cause damage? Big time!!!!

My father always says every time you eat a high fat meal of meat, dairy, and eggs you are injuring the silky smooth lining of your arteries called the endothelium and more specifically the endothelial cells (the life jackets that determine the health of your vessels). He always refers to the studies of Dr. Robert Vogel, from the University of Maryland School of Medicine for his work with the brachial artery test which demonstartes the toxic effect a single meal can have on the endothelium and how it takes nearly six hours for the health of the arteries to return to normal. If a single meal can have such an impact on the health of your 65,000 miles of veins, capillaries, and arteries, imagine the damage done by 3 meals a day/ 7 days a week/and 365 days a year.  In this latest test not only does the fat pile up in the blood but watch how the heart has to work almost twice as hard after the meal to pump the blood through the vessels. Astonishing!

You won't believe what one meal does to your blood chemistry!!!!

You won't believe what one meal does to your blood chemistry!!!!

Click here to view the video:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/theworldnewser/2009/07/what-exactly-does-a-6190-calorie-lunch-do-to-your-body.html

About the author

As a firefighter for the Austin Fire Department, he helped people and saved lives. As a friend to other firefighters, he transformed the way Austin ’s Engine 2 firehouse ate in order to save a firefighting brother’s health. Now, as the author of The Engine 2 Diet, Rip is teaching people the irrefutable connection between what they put in their mouths and their ability to reach their ideal weight and their ideal health.

2 Responses to “Can one high fat meal cause damage? Big time!!!!”

  1. Denise in WI says:

    I was just reading the new issue (Sept. 09) of Vegetarian Times, and read an article about how Bob Harper (one of the fitness trainers from TV’s “The Biggest Loser”) read “The Engine 2 Diet”, went vegan, and has dropped 100 points from his cholesterol. And this was someone already “fit” to begin with. He said “The Engine 2 Diet” has some “really fantastic recipes”. I, of course, agree. Just didn’t know if you’d heard about this yet; congrats!!!

  2. PRamirez says:

    That was an amazing video. I have forwarded the link to so many people.

    Any time I’m tempted to fall off the wagon, I’m going to picture that vile of blood full of fat.

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