Thursday, March 11, 2010
the land of the Three Musketeers, the Gascony region of southwest
France, goose and duck fat are slathered on bread instead of butter, the
people snack on fried duck skin and eat twice as much foie gras as
other Frenchmen, and fifty times as much as Americans.
It was no
surprise when Dr. Serge Renaud, in a 10-year epidemiological study that
included surveys of eating habits, concluded that Gascons eat a diet
higher in saturated fat than any other group of people in the
industrialized world....But scientists crinkled a collective brow over
Dr. Renaud's related findings about this region, which produces much of
the world's foie gras, the fattened livers of ducks and geese. "The
foie gras eaters of the Gers and Lot Departments in Southwest France
have the lowest rate of death from cardiovascular disease in the
country," he said....The basic Gascon in his blue beret would not be
surprised. Standing n his barnyard Mr. Saint-Pe listened to Dr.
Renaud's findings as though he were being told the obvious. "The people
in my family live to be ninety years old," he said. "We cook
everything in duck fat. We have foie gras on Sunday. Everybody knows
this is the long-life diet."
Article by Elisabeth Rosenthal from
New York Times
Of course, not everyone's bodies can handle that much fat. The best way to find out what amount is right for you is to contact me for your Metabolic Type Test. With the results of this test and the wonderful 6 week program we can find out how much is right for you. You won't be sorry you did.