Is eating bacon and cheese really better for your health than eating plants? Yes, the picture is for giggles. Photo by Dainis Graveris on Unsplash. Why do carbs get such a bad reputation? Short answer: The version of keto where you eat a bunch of cheese, butter, bacon, and animal protein is not healthy. Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash. Large, long-term association studies conducted by medical establishments like Harvard and Tufts show that animal-based, low carb, high-fat, high-protein diets dramatically increase mortality. Let me say that again in words that are easier to understand: if you eat a bunch of fat and animal protein and few whole-food plants, you are more likely to DIE. I cannot in good conscience recommend a high-protein, high-fat, low carb diet until the data showing higher mortality is sorted out. They were likely eating mostly bark and greens and fibrous stuff, fruit when they had the chance, nuts and seeds, and minimal amounts of animal protein.
In this abridged excerpt, the authors take a hard look at the ketogenic diet for diabetes treatment. If you are living with diabetes, you may have been told to eat a low-carbohydrate diet to control your blood glucose or you may have been told to eat a very low-carbohydrate diet, otherwise known as a ketogenic diet. A ketogenic diet involves eating between 30 to 50 grams of carbohydrates per day in order to achieve a metabolic state known as ketosis, in which your muscles and liver derive the bulk of their energy from fatty acids and amino acids instead of from glucose found in carbohydrates. To do so, those adopting ketogenic diets are told to get 70 to 90 percent of their calories from fat—from meat, eggs, sausages, heavy cream, cheeses, fish, nuts, butter, oils, seeds, non-starchy vegetables, avocados, coconuts, and small amounts of berries, while avoiding almost all fruits, starchy vegetables, breads, pastas, legumes, milk, and yogurt. Many people around the world who eat a ketogenic diet are able to lose weight, achieve a flat-line blood glucose profile, greatly reduce or eliminate their need for oral medication and insulin, and reduce their total cholesterol. Because despite these advantages, there are four very important points to take into consideration. While the ketogenic diet may seem like a logical approach to reducing blood glucose fluctuations, it is based on the outdated and incorrect carbohydrate-centric model of diabetes, which points a finger at carbohydrates as the cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, even though overwhelming evidence shows that low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets are actually the cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
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For fans of Ben Greenfield, this is Ben like you’ve never heard him before. Ben and I have been acquainted for some years — but only through the internet. And yet surprisingly, we had never met in person. So it was a pleasure to finally sit down with the guy one-on-one so we could dig a bit deeper. Skype interviews are great, but there is just no substitute for sitting across from someone when you want to have a proper chat. And this interview gets it done in spades. But I truly like and respect Ben, particularly his willingness to engage in all forms of self-experimentation and his transparency when it comes to openly sharing his results. See acast. Election week.