Carbs Make You Fat and 9 Other Nutrition Myths That Need To Die

Progress, in science, is a continual process of discarding theories that no longer fit the latest data.  The scientific process requires that we continually test our theories and ideas to increase our accuracy.  To avoid being confidently wrong, we must continually review our beliefs and weed out outdated theories.  This article debunks 10 mainstream nutrition …

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Keto Lie #5: Fat is a ‘Free Food’ because it Doesn’t Elicit an Insulin Response

This is one of the cornerstone beliefs of many low-carb and keto diet subscribers.  Many theorise that because carbohydrates raise insulin, the most and insulin is related to fat storage, eating more carbohydrates will lead to greater body fat storage. Thus, dietary fat should be the primary energy source because it doesn’t impact blood sugar …

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Keto Lie #4: Protein Should Be Avoided Due to Gluconeogenesis

Perhaps the biggest differentiator between keto and other successful versions of a lower-carb diet like Atkins, Paleo, Bernstein, Banting, and Carnivore is the misguided fear that ‘excess protein’ keeps ketones low and insulin high through the process of gluconeogenesis. Ever since Jimmy Moore broadcasted the idea that protein could convert to sugar via gluconeogenesis and, …

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Keto Lie #1: ‘Optimal Ketosis’ is a Goal. More Ketones are Better. The Lie that Started the Keto Movement.

If keto is about anything, it’s about ketones.  However, one of the most confusing elements of keto is the concept of ‘optimal ketosis’.  Many people believe that a higher beta-hydroxybutyrate, also known as BHB, or ‘blood ketones’, is better.  While this belief was based on the best information available, we now have better data as …

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