#49: Listener Questions – Lemon Water, Gluten, Mexico, Supplements, & Traveling

Lemon Water Detox

This is episode 49 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we take on more of your Listener Questions. We have questions about the health benefits of lemon water, gluten sensitivity, how to cook for people with restrictive diets when you visit them, and what has changed in Mexico to cause their rising obesity.

But first, we need to clarify a few points about our stance on Ray Peat and what it means when we have a guest on our show. Plus, there’s plenty of food news.

As always, if you’re enjoying the show, please rate us in iTunes.

Episode 49 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • Intro – 0:00
  • Setting the record straight on our stance on Ray Peat – 3:25
  • Fish oil is high in PUFAs? Who knew?! – 10:25
  • News in food politics – 11:30
  • Does lemon water have health benefits? – 25:25
  • How do you know if you’re gluten-sensitive? – 30:10
  • Dealing with other people’s restrictive diets when you’re in their house – 40:40
  • What changes in Mexico’s diet and culture are contributing to their increasing obesity? – 47:20
  • International love – 57:20
  • Supplements and stacks – 1:01:00
  • Wrap-Up – 1:04:45

Show Notes

Examine.com’s new Stack Supplement guides ( http://tinyurl.com/mknqrp3 )

Health halo effect: Don’t judge a food by its organic label ( http://tinyurl.com/6fzb2yd )

Why Audiences Hate Hard News—and Love Pretending Otherwise ( http://www.donotlink.com/l-d )

Native American Ingenuity: Food Edition ( http://tinyurl.com/n7nmdh9 )

White bread helps boost some of the gut’s ‘good’ microbes ( http://tinyurl.com/louxnpn )

This Article Is Fortified With Antioxidants ( http://tinyurl.com/lntshq2 )

Dietary Patterns in Mexican Adults Are Associated with Risk of Being Overweight or Obese ( http://tinyurl.com/lftg8px )

Mexican immigrants quickly adopt US diet ( http://tinyurl.com/okct8ba )

Food Acculturation Drives Dietary Differences among Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Non-Hispanic Whites ( http://tinyurl.com/petv7qe )

Mexico: Public Health, Rising Obesity and the NAFTA Effect ( http://tinyurl.com/lvuppbt )

Increased food energy supply is more than sufficient to explain the US epidemic of obesity ( http://tinyurl.com/l43m5de )

Mexico and Highland Central America ( http://tinyurl.com/82gzbt6 )

Music Credit

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/


  1. First podcast I’ve listened to. Feeling like I might have to do another show with you guys already. Could have ranted for days on the topics in this podcast. Many of which I wanted to cover (but time goes by so fast).

  2. I love lemon water because it taste so good after a hangover.

    Great show! Two guests that you guys need on this show – Rchard Nikoley of free the animal and Kiefer of carb backloading.

  3. In addition to the things you mentioned, I feel like I saw something a few years ago about western influence shifting the Mexican diet from saturated animal fats like lard, to corn and soybean oils, which could lead to inflammation and down-regulation of thyroid, blah blah. Also other things like moving away from traditional food preparation methods like stone grinding, liming, soaking (which decreases nutrients & increases anti-nutrients etc..). That last bit may have come from Weston Price literature.

    P.S. I am a gun expert and love me some Coca-Colas.

  4. Antonio – Thanks for the articles.I’ll check them out!

  5. Hi Antonio.

    Been listening to your podcast..great ones 🙂

    Would you consider Nate Miyaki on your podcast? Thanks!