Back in our earliest ancestor’s years, they naturally followed a no-carb diet as they hadn’t learned how to cultivate grains. They relied solely on protein and fat up until about 10,000 years ago when “modern humans” discovered agriculture. If the diet rich in protein and fat had not worked for our ancestors then they would have most likely not survived.
Now take a look at modern society. One of the most common chronic disease in the western world is type 2 diabetes. Researchers believe that the amount of carbohydrates that we consume is the culprit. Every time you consume a food that is high in carbohydrates it causes a surge of insulin due to the sharp rise in blood sugar. After a while the pancreas cannot take anymore.
At Least Half of Americans Have Some Degree of Insulin Resistance…
It has been said that at least half of adults and an increasing number of adolescents have some form of insulin resistance. It is believed that reducing your carbohydrate intake is the most effective way of combating this problem.
Many studies have shown that there is no link between natural saturated fat and cardiovascular diseases. It has however shown that those who do not have a sufficient natural saturated fat intake actually have a higher rate of death from heart disease. What studies seem to be pointing to as the culprit in heart disease is the consumption of sugar and simple carbohydrates.
Low Carb Diets Are More Effective For Weight Loss
In regard to weight loss, it has been shown that those on low-carb diets experiences greater weight loss than those on either a low-calorie or low-fat diet. If protein and fat are eaten instead of carbohydrates, the blood sugar remains even and the calories consumed are burned for energy, rather than stored for fat.
Low-carbohydrate diets have been shown to raise the amount of good cholesterol and reduce irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes and heart disease. With this evidence it is hard to see why there aren’t more medical establishments promoting low-carb diets. It is an extremely powerful message that needs to be given to the public. With this message we can save lives.
For Your Health,
Dr. Scott Van Dam