Disease Proof

Which Doughnut Do You Want?

Bev Sklar of That’s Fit asks the question:

And apparently the cruller is the way to go:
If you answered French Cruller, you're right! At 150 calories and 8 g of fat, this sexy little number has 80 less calories than the next best selection in the poll, a Glazed Donut with 230 calories and 10 g fat. I always figured the Old-Fashioned Cake Donut was the best bet, but don't let this Plain Jane fool you. It has 280 calories and 15 g fat, more than every choice in the poll!
Alright, if any of these sound good to you—STOP—in the name of health! Dr. Fuhrman is no fan of doughnuts. Take a look:
Worst Seven Foods for Health and Longevity
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Potato Chips and French Fries
  • Doughnuts
  • Salt
  • Sausage, hot dogs
  • Pickled, smoked or barbequed meat
Foods high in saturated fat and trans fat are consistently associated with high cancer rates. Cheese and butter typically contain over ten times as much saturated fat as fish and white meat chicken and turkey.

Salt has been consistently linked to stomach cancer and stroke, even in populations that eat diets low in saturated fat.

Add the carcinogenic potential from heated and overcooked oils (usually trans containing) delivered in doughnuts and fries with the powerful cancer inducing properties of carbohydrates cooked at high heat (acrylamide formation) and you have a great cancer potion.
Now, it’s true. Not all doughnuts are created equal, but as Dr. Fuhrman’s Food Scoring Guide shows us, they’re all created equal terribly:

I’m no nutritionist, but how the heck can you defend deep-fried sugar and dough? Yucky!
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Michael - April 16, 2008 4:54 PM

After following ETL for a few months, I found that I lost my taste for donuts and many other sweets that I used to crave.

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