Liver problems are more common than ever before. We’ve known for decades that alcohol is a problem. However, something else has emerged as the new kid on the block.
NASH, or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, is a liver disease that is unrelated to alcohol and is caused by fat infiltrating the liver.
Obesity, as we all know, is a major factor in this, as is diabetes. Clearly, diet plays a role in NASH — the fat you eat could be a factor. According to new research published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food, high fructose corn syrup, which is found in most soda, may be the most important factor of all.
Fructose is a type of sugar found in fruits. Because of the fibre in the fruit, when you eat a piece of fruit, it is slowly absorbed into your system.
I listen to your show whenever I can. I live in a world of germaphobes, people who are hypersensitive to everything, especially since the outbreak of COVID. I’d like to ask you a non-COVID question about apple cider.
My wife and I make our own cider from scratch. After we press it, we store it in the refrigerator to keep it cool. Some of it is pasteurised, but some is consumed naturally.
My pregnant wife is concerned about drinking unpasteurized milk. She claims it is unsafe for her and the baby.
I think it’ll be fine, but I’m not sure. Is she correct or incorrect? This is a hot topic in our house, so I’d like your opinion. — Minnesota’s newest soon-to-be father
I understand. Some argue that pasteurisation destroys essential nutrients, but the risk of infection outweighs this. Unpasteurized milk can contain the above-mentioned infections as well as Listeria, which is a bad one. I don’t think the risk is worth it.
My take: If you’re pregnant, sticking to pasteurised drinks is especially important. Continue to be healthy.
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