Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Teaching our children to be fat diabetics?

Market Ticker commentator Karl Denninger is a convert to low-carbohydrate diets, having lost 60 pounds. He says - and I've seen this allegation elesewhere - that dietary advice in favour of starch suits commercial interests while bloating and killing the populace.

Meanwhile, around the UK, a standard part of the primary curriculum continues to promote carbs as the foundation of healthy eating, as witness this graphic from a local school:

Do we teachers know anything at all?

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Paddington said...

Why blame the teachers? Complex carbs are good, bread not so much.

Wolfie said...

The Mediterranean diet is considered the most healthy with quite high protein but copious raw vegetables with olive oil. The last part is the key.

Generally western people eat too much grain, our bodies can't ingest it properly.