What do you think of this video regarding low carb diets?

Answered on May 15, 2014
Created May 14, 2014 at 11:06 PM

This video says that eating a low carb diet is dangerous and is basically can cause diabetes through fat toxicity... Is there any merit to this?


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on May 15, 2014
at 09:12 AM

First of all you earn a downvote for posting a video as bait. You're just like any other spammer.

Second, that wasn't my problem. I got my diabetes by overeating sugary carbs. Specifically raisin bran and frosted mini wheats. Nothing low carb about that.



on May 15, 2014
at 04:15 AM

Reducing the intake of high-GI carbohydrates is a more effective method of avoiding SAFA synthesis and accumulation than reducing SAFA intake (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21978979). If you were worried about diabetes, I would think that glucose toxicity would be of a greater concern (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2192847). Solution, do a low-carb diet rich in fruit calories (eg. olives + avocados), and eat lots of vegetables, then maybe pick up a glucose meter to do your own research.

The glucose score of white potatoes is 141, baked beans are 114, white rice is 110... beef protein is 21, then beef fat is basically zero. (http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/66/5/1264.full.pdf)

It's fairly common knowledge that it takes weeks to months to adapt to a high fat diet, and that fasting can reduce your insulin sensitivity, so I would tend to discount the study mentioned in the video where participants ate a bunch of fat for just a few days (after a lifetime of a carbohydrate-based diet) then loaded up on sugar, and it didn't go over well.

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