To Carb MeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦OR Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Carb Me NotÃ¢â‚¬Â¦for diabetics the villain might be obesity, not Carbohy
by: Robert P. Tracy
To Carb MeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦OR Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Carb Me NotÃ¢â‚¬Â¦for diabetics the villian might be obesity, not Carbohydrates.
A Secret Truth?
August 11, 2006 Chicago, Illinois Any food eaten in excess, whether it's a steak or a bowl of spaghetti, will be stored in the body as fat.
Today, most nutrition experts believe that eliminating or drastically reducing carbohydrates is a grave mistake. So will we ever get a definitive answer?
Carbohydrates have been on a circular ride since 1974 with the first publication of Live Longer Now by Dr. Leonard and Pritkin who said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Eat and exercise like our ancestors and skip Degenerative Diseases like diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, cerebrovascular disease (stroke) and arterial hypertension.Ã¢â‚¬Â
How did we get here? The Short History.
First enters Ã¢â‚¬Å“Processed FoodÃ¢â‚¬Â that absolutely Tastes Great. This leads to: Just Dieting; Caned Diet Drinks (1950s); Low Fat Diets; All Fruit Diets; Atkins and Protein; Exercise Machines; Strong Prescription Pills; Prepared Food Delivered; New Food Pyramids; and Glycemic Index; and on. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦and Diabetics rolled with it all as the Dietitian crafted their own plans.
A sharp turn in the road.
The first huge explosion for the industry was delivered to the Pro-Protein camp, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture released itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new dietary guidelines confirming the importance of high-carbohydrate grains and debunking the idea that a particular combination of nutrients can make people thin.
The catch is that not all carbs are created equal.
Dietitians will confirm candy bars and oat bran are both high-carbohydrate foods, they are not equally nutritious. Figuring out which carbs to eat and which to pass up can be confusing.
People still want a way to evaluate carbohydrates, which is why (the glycemic index diet) is becoming so popular. But experts like, Donna Skoda, a registered dietitian and director of community health programs for the Summit County Health Department thinks that the problem is deeper, and high-glycemic foods do not cause adult-onset diabetes as some diet books claim. Obesity, not carbohydrates, causes adult-onset diabetes.
Skoda suggests that we not just use the glycemic index to improve your diet, because people are not going to improve it with out help.
So the theory popularized by some diet books that eliminating carbohydrates which have a high glycemic rating will help curb hunger and help people lose weight may not be all the accurate.
The Winner is
The story is much longer, but it looks like the winner maybe just eating Ã¢â‚¬Å“realÃ¢â‚¬Â natural healthy foods and some regular light exercise. The problem is that North America has No Clue what that diet looks like and needs an Instruction Sheet to EAT.
Our ancestors just did not know that they were on a Program.
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