6 Myths About Carbs (Truth About Carbs)

6 Myths About Carbs (Truth About Carbs)

August 6, 2019 41 By William Morgan


Six myths about carbohydrates coming
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so that you don’t miss anything. So I came
across an article I just had to comment
on it was called Six Reasons Why You
Should Eat Carbs, so that turned into the
title of course Six Myths. We’re going to
look at the arguments that they
presented in this article supposedly
supported by research and see if it has
any validity so the first thing that
they said was that it can boost the mood
because they seem to increase serotonin
levels which is a mood enhancer when you
eat carbohydrates and that is absolutely
correct that the wheat and the
carbohydrates many grains they bind to
the opiate receptors in the brain and
they have a pleasure pleasurable effect
they stimulate pleasure in the brain and
do you know what else
stimulates pleasure in the same way it’s
called heroin and it’s way way better if
you really want to boost your serotonin
levels then heroines the thing for you
so to claim that something can boost a
neurotransmitter is not proof that it’s
a good food it’s something that has a
drug like effect that’s why it’s so
addictive and that’s why people get so
hooked on it and have such a hard time
giving it up number two weight loss they
said that people who eat carbohydrates
with more fiber they tend to lose more
weight than people who eat carbohydrate
with less fiber so again they’re not
making a car an argument for eating
carbohydrates they’re making an argument
for fiber and then they’re making it
sound as if grains
which are high in carbohydrate is the
only or the best source of fiber this is
not an argument for carbohydrate it’s an
argument for fiber the best sources of
fiber are vegetables and seeds many
leafy greens you can get eat some
flaxseed and some chia seed and some
hemp seed and on and on and there you go
number three it improves heart health
because people who eat more fiber has
lower LDL and again LDL being beside the
point but they’re making an argument for
fiber not carbohydrate and they’re
basically saying that people who eat a
little bit more fiber probably don’t eat
quite as crappy and a processed diet as
the people who have no fiber so of
course they’re gonna do a little bit
better that’s not an argument for
carbohydrates again number four they
said that you can reduce body fat if you
swap refined grains for whole grains
again it’s not an argument for
carbohydrate it’s an argument against
the worst kind of carbohydrate for
something that’s not quite so bad it’s
like saying if you eat a half a pack of
rat poison it’s better than if you eat
the whole package and I’m exaggerating a
little bit there because it isn’t
necessarily rat poison but you can’t
claim that something’s good because it’s
not as bad as something else
number five improved memory and this one
just had me rolling on the floor they
took a group of people and they put them
on what they called a low carb diet what
does that mean
to most people well most people if they
follow the recommended guidelines or
even doing higher carb intakes than that
they’re eating somewhere around 400
grams of carbs a day so if you go
low-carb from that level that could be
maybe half so if you’re eating 200 grams
of carbs after you’ve been eating
400 that would seem like a low-carb and
I know a lot of studies they do that and
they think oh well this is low-carb
because it’s a lot less than the
astronomical amounts that they were
eating and then they had them eat that
for one week so physiologically
basically they didn’t change the diet a
whole lot because they just went from
astronomical carbs to high carbs so the
body had no chance to adapt to anything
except carbohydrate for fuel and then
they dropped them to zero carbs and then
they have them do memory tests so these
poor people that have gone from a
carbohydrate fueled metabolism to zero
carbs instantly they have no source of
fuel they have no source of glucose
blood sugar their bodies have absolutely
no idea what happened they’re probably
passing out they have headaches they’re
dizzy brain fog they’re just happy to
stand up and then they have them do
memory tests who comes up with this
research and they call this research and
they quote this research amazing amazing
lastly one more argument this says that
it blasts fat again so has to do with
weight loss and body fat etc and now
they’re saying that it relates to
insulin and it’s not Wow yeah it does I
know and they said if you work out after
oatmeal three hours after eating oatmeal
versus eating white toast you burn more
fat so again they compare a
halfway-decent carbohydrate in some
cases to the absolute worst form of
refined grain that we can find so it’s
the same argument again over and over
they’re saying that you do a little bit
better if you don’t eat the absolute
worst kind of carbon
that again is not an argument to eat
more carbohydrates so I wanted to point
these things out because this is what
shows up on a Google search if you look
for if you want to eat carbohydrates if
you should eat carbohydrates if they’re
good for you this is the garbage that
shows up it has no coherent argument
there has no logic it has no sound
research has no basis in Physiology so
that is why we get so confused by that’s
why I have patients come in every day
who have absolutely no idea what to eat
so this channel is about teaching people
enough of the big picture enough
physiology enough human history enough
about what humans are supposed to eat
and the impact it has on the body so
that you can make your decisions for
yourself so that you can sift through
the hype and the lack of proper
arguments and the confusion so when I
see this I I laugh first and then I get
really really mad because I realize that
people actually read this this is what
shows up the most and then I think about
the fact that 95% of people are gonna
die from a degenerative disease that
could be prevented
that’s 19 out of every 20 people that
you know are gonna have a long period of
suffering and they’re gonna die and
suffer needlessly because someone fed
them bad information so even if they
were willing to do something to change
they don’t know where to get it because
this is the stuff that shows up so I
urge you to share this with as many
people as you can because think about
them every 19 out of 20 people you know
you could potentially save them by
giving them some good information share
this channel with them so that they can
learn and so that we can help people get
a little healthier thanks for watching