A single meal of meats, eggs, or dairy can cause a spike of inflammation within hours that can stiffen one's arteries. Originally this was thought to be the result of saturated animal fat causing our gut lining to leak bacterial toxins into our blood stream leading to endotoxemia. In the last three videos I relayed the latest on the anti-inflammatory effect of plant-based diets. See Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Purple Potatoes (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-purple-potatoes/), Fighting Inflammation in a Nut Shell (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/fighting-inflammation-in-a-nut-shell/), and Achieving Remission of Crohn's Disease (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/achieving-remission-of-crohns-disease/). The endothelial dysfunction story I mention in this video is described in The power of NO (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-power-of-no/) and the reference to animal proteins and arthritis is explained in Diet & Rheumatoid Arthritis (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/diet-rheumatoid-arthritis/).
Stay tuned for tomorrow's NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day, The Exogenous Endotoxin Theory (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-exogenous-endotoxin-theory/), and in the meanwhile please feel free to check out the 1,000+ other topics I cover at (http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/).
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