I made a vegan recipe which tastes just like tuna. However, I used one teaspoon of Dulse and 2 tablespoons of dried Kelp in the recipe--and afterwards read the amount of iodine in the stuff which is not actually included in the nutrition label but elsewhere on the box. It is hundreds of times the RDA for iodine. Anyone think I should toss out the Not Tuna?
I seriously doubt if just a few oz of tuna once a week would have caused any problem whatsoever. Japanese and other Asians eat starch lean fish diet all the time (much more fish than you probably ate) and have very little heart disease.
On the other hand, one thing that I suspect may contribute to cardiovascular disease risk on a high carbohydrate diet, is excessive consumption of saturated fats! For example palmytate fatty acid triggers cellular insulin resistance which is compensated by pancreatic insulin production resulting in hyperinsulinemia. Hyperinsulinemia is highly atherosclerogenic (see my blog posts on R.W. Stout papers).
Therefore high carb meals should not be consumed with saturated fats!
Polyunsaturated fats on the other hands do not cause insulin resistance response, but are not better on the high carb diet either because the lack of insulin resistance causes the cells to be overloaded with glucose plus fatty acids at the same time, and is obesogenic, and that kind of dual fuel overload may leads to mitochondrial degeneration and diabetes. (Note: that is my speculative interpretation!) .
That's why probably people now experience a delayed onset of cardiovascular disease than 50 years ago, at the price of obesity epidemics (have a look at my latest blog post and the readers' comments).
All that does not of course matter on the high fat low carb diet.
H, it wasn't tuna but not tuna. A recipe made with chickpeas that uses two tablespoons of powdered kelp and one teaspoon of Dulse poviding thousands of times more than the RDA of iodine. My own thyroid TSH was 3.79 last time it was tested which is almost too high so I didn't want to take any chances.
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