Keto is big today… How many carbs should you be eating?… Are there problems with too many carbs? Is the hype real?
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Should you be avoiding carbs?
The big fad right now is “keto” or ketogenic diets.
This is where you eat a lot of protein, a lot of fat, and low-carbohydrate vegetables to put your body into “ketosis.”
The reason that keto plans are so popular is that people often lose a lot of weight really quickly when they first go on the diet.
But most people who don’t stay on them forever gain all that weight back and more.
Then they start all over…
And that can lead to a NASTY cycle of losing and gaining, losing and gaining…
…making your metabolism worse and worse each time.
Here’s the thing: I’ve done enough research to say that high-fat diets of any sort – including ketogenic diets – are just NOT good for you.
Especially not for the long term.
The approach that works well for long-term health and longevity is calorie restriction – and over 100 years of research shows that.
According to the author of the study I’m about to highlight:
“We have close to 100 years of quality research extolling the benefits of calorie restriction as the most powerful diet to improve brain health and delay the onset of neurodegenerative disease in rodents…”
The problem is that most humans who live in places where food is abundant have a very hard time with calorie-restricted diets.
“…the majority of people have a hard time restricting calories, especially in Western societies where food is so freely available.”
New science shows that the type of diet I’ve been teaching for several years is as good at calorie restriction in protecting brain health – by flipping the correct epigenetic switches.
Go ahead and eat those carbs
Most people who live where food is plentiful end up eating way too much meat and way too much fat.
Now I’m not saying you don’t need protein and fat… These are important parts of the human diet.
But what you need way more of is carbs. Yep. I said carbs.
I know it sounds absolutely bonkers! But it’s true.
Carbs like pasta, rice, fruit, and good bread are all great for you…
That’s because they provide the fuel that your body runs on.
“Low-protein high-carbohydrate diets may be the key to longevity, and healthy brain aging in particular, according to a new mice study from the University of Sydney.”
In this study out of Sydney, Australia, scientists fed mice a high-carbohydrate, low-protein diet and measured their brain health.
And it was as good at protecting brain health as calorie restriction.
“The research shows for the first time that unrestricted low-protein, high-carbohydrate diets have similar protective benefits for the brain as calorie restriction, which is well known for its longevity benefits although not sustainable in humans.”
This is great news. Because right now, there are no good treatments for dementia …
And dealing with dementia in old age is just about everybody’s personal nightmare.
I know it’s something I want to avoid if at all possible!
And I want you to notice something else.
This says “unrestricted.” That means the mice could eat as much as they wanted and still go the protective benefits.
“There are currently no effective pharmaceutical treatments for dementia – we can slow these diseases, but we can’t stop them – so it’s exciting that we are starting to identify diets that are impacting how the brain ages…”
So, if we can figure out how to prevent dementia through what we eat, then we have the promise of a much longer and healthier life.
That’s awesome when it lets us eat yummy things like pasta and rice.
And what’s even CRAZIER is that I’ve been teaching this low-fat, lowish-protein, high-carb method of eating for the past couple of years…
And men lose weight like crazy on plans like this.
I’m excited about this research because, although I want to live till I’m 120, I don’t want to do it if I end up not knowing who my kids or my beautiful wife are.
That’s no way to live.
Instead, I want to live vibrantly and with good health until 120…
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What is happening to men’s bellies?
Your belly sticks out but you aren’t even eating much.
Why are we getting that fat around the middle?
It has to do with insulin resistance.
The cells around the middle – the visceral fat cells – become resistant to insulin.
They stop responding to the ordinary ebb and flow of energy.
The fat just builds up – like a one-way valve… The fat goes in, but it can’t come out.
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- Low-protein high-carb diet shows promise for healthy brain aging
- Comparing the Effects of Low-Protein and High-Carbohydrate Diets and Caloric Restriction on Brain Aging in Mice
- Carbohydrates: MedlinePlus