Surprisingly! - Processed foods are making us gain weight much faster than the same equal calories of natural foods.
The portion of food dedicated for tissue regeneration varies depending on the body's requirements and diet quality and quantity. The rest is converted into energy and fat and influences body weight. Not all calories are equal. The "calorie is a calorie” tautology is wrong.
The negative calorie idea with a completely new Interpretation.
- The idea that negative calories exist is not new and usually referred to foods that the digestion requires more calories than the food carries. My Hypothesis is entirely different.
- The new trend for slimming by testing intestinal bacteria and adapting foods accordingly is based on similar principles of improved absorption of nutrients suitable for tissue regeneration and long-term maintenance. (Without a comprehensive theory to explain how it works.)
Every food and beverage has two options for routing within the digestive system.
- To become available energy for immediate exploitation. (Or fat storage.) "Counted as calories."
- To be used for building tissues & long-term maintenance. "Not counted as calories."
The nutrients we eat & the calories they carry cannot disappear, but they can be redirected to other non-energy purposes. The digestive routing process has tremendous significance for our overall health, appearance and for maintaining the optimal weight for our body.
Adding natural moist foods containing dietary fiber and natural oils/fats or sauces with good live bacteria makes it possible to redirect some nutrients to other non-energy purposes.
Quantitative illustration of caloric routing. (Simple, realistic example.)
Suppose a woman eats in both cases the same 2,000 calories a day, only in a completely different composition:
- A varied menu containing only natural organic food.
- Only Industrialized and highly processed food and beverages.
Industrialized and processed foods are often not suitable for tissue regeneration but only for energy production.
- In this example, industrialized foods generate more calories in 5% of daily intake than natural and non-processed foods as fewer nutrients are routed to tissue regeneration.
The 100-calorie gap (5 percent of 2000 calories a day) can accumulate as excess fat (equivalent to 12.5 grams of fat a day of about 375 grams a month and 4.5 kilograms a year!) with a much faster-aging process. (Due to slow tissue regeneration.)