Tip of the Day

Tip of the Day

The number one thing you must remove from your brain is that carbohydrates are essential to the human body. They are not. In fact, biologically and chemically speaking, there is no such thing as an “essential carbohydrate.” There are essential amino acids and essential fatty acids, but none for carbs. The argument is made that the brain/body’s primary source of fuel is glucose, so you must eat carbs to get fuel. This is true, BUT, you don’t need carbs to create glucose. Your body can easily make it from amino acids and healthy insulin metabolism will be able to use fatty acids for energy. Also, if your cells are not sensitive to insulin, your body can’t even metabolize the glucose from the carbs and it will get stored as fat.

Please don’t get me wrong. There are EXTREMELY healthy foods with carbs in them, blueberries, blackberries, vegetables, sweet potatoes, etc. However, we do not NEED carbohydrates. We need protein and fat to survive. Think about that the next time someone tells you that you need carbs.

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