And it is not just opinions – we are told that studies show this and studies show that and we can end up not knowing what to eat to best boost our health.
Dr John McDougall discusses this dilemma in a video below and he focusses on the reality of large populations across the world doing well on diets of wheat, corn, barley, rye and rice and the modern love affair with the Atkins diet and its current presentation as the so called “Paleo” diet.
I have provided some screen shots from the video which may be useful but by all means scroll right by them and watch John McDougall video.
We start with a slide showing a recommended high carb diet from wheat,corn, barley or rice.
And compare this kind of lifestyle and eating pattern aka “diet” with an Atkins style / Paleo distribution of carbohydrate, fat and protein
We then turn to the evidence of large well conducted research studies which all show that plant based high carbohydrate diets lead to less disease and a longer life.
Ignoring the Evidence
The Rice Diet
Created and tested by Dr Walter Kempner
Photo Credit flickr