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The Truth About Carbohydrates

Gingerbread cookiesThere is a lot of outdated info about healthy eating on the internet. A recent post on a nutrition site, written by a dietitian, titled The Truth About Carbohydrates contained the usual advice emphasizing healthier carbs: the ones that are more slowly released in the blood such as starches. Many don’t know that starches can be detrimental to health, especially for people who are too heavy.

The article stated that carbs are needed as a source of energy yet fat is an excellent long-term source of energy. This information was never mentioned. If you have a lot of excess body fat, using that fat for energy will make you thinner.

Another statement made was that the brain depends exclusively on carbs for energy. This is not the case. Research has shown that the brain, as well as other organs, functions very well on ketones. Ketones are made in the liver when using fat for energy. This is a natural process. People who restrict their carbs enough will live on ketones and get thinner and healthier.

Keep in mind when reading articles praising carbs, which is the same advice we have heard for many years that has played a role in our obesity and diabetes challenges we face today. Cutting carbs is a solution supported by research.

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