Attention due to the lack of studies that corroborate the negative effects of carbohydrates, we reserve the opinion of esalud.com and Dr. Marina. Therefore, the article only collects the results of the studies mentioned here and the opinions of the different doctors who support them and are also cited. However, we acknowledge that there are multiple studies that show that fat does not make you fat, or barely.
We have not gone crazy, let’s dismantle the myth
Fat is not fattening. Surely your eyes have been opened in an exaggerated way when you saw this headline and you probably believe that there is a trick in such a statement, but what we are going to tell you is not only known by a good part of the scientific community but by many of our ancestors. As always lately the big culprits are once again carbohydrates.
If an obese person asked you what he should do to lose weight, surely you would recommend him to stop eating fat, or else at least limit the consumption of saturated fat a lot and prohibit polyunsaturated fat.
According to studies from the 90s and in our current century, we would actually be doing a foolish thing. Since it has been shown that there is no appreciable relationship between the consumption of fat and the fat that is stored. In fact, the country in Europe with the highest fat consumption, France, enjoys one of the best health on the continent and the lowest rate of obesity and heart disease in Europe.
The fat was always there
In fact, life expectancy in the Paleolithic (period in which we ate meat daily) is 60% higher than the following Neolithic era, which is when we began to plant and cultivate the once wonderful hydrates. The arrival of carbohydrates in our diets meant a considerable decrease in the quality of life of our ancestors and the appearance of the first documented cases of cancer.
According to Dr. Eades, Dr. Gary Taubes and Dr. Robb Wolf, carbohydrates and sugar are actually the fuel of cancer, and they have published studies that not only have significantly reduced tumors but also have been cured with a very restrictive diet in carbohydrates.
Fat is hardly fattening, carbohydrates are
But let’s go back to the topic at hand, how is it possible that fat does not make you fat but carbohydrates do? Well this is as simple as that a door is opened with a certain key, but not with another. To open the tap of our fat reserves and increase its storage requires «glycerol», which comes from glycerol-3-phosphate and this in turn derives from metabolizing sugar / glucose. And where does sugar and insulin come from ?: Cabohydrates, allow blood sugar and stimulate insulin.
It should not be so strange to us, because we all know those famous diets in which carbohydrates are completely dispensed with and by eating the amount of fat and protein that we want, we can lose weight. (of course fats and proteins with a low glycemic index). Needless to say, these diets are not adequate either, because although an excess of carbohydrates is bad, a defect in it is also bad.
That fat makes you fat is a myth of the past
The problem here and according to the specialist Adolfo Lozano, people and unfortunately professionals are guided by myths from the 70s and 80s, which have subsequently been demystified and yet have been recorded in our retina (the negative tends to last longer) and They are still used today as tools in self-imposed diets or recommended by some professionals.
Do these covers sound familiar to you? They are from the prestigious TIME magazine. The first in 1984 when all the news came out about how bad it is to eat fat and its impact on cholesterol. The second of 1999 as a rectification 15 years later in which they recognized their error, and the low incidence of fats and products with cholesterol in the levels of our fat and our cholesterol. The egg was one of the great victims of that time and still seriously controlled in our diet today. Although if it is true that eating cholesterol reports some cholesterol, you should know that it does so in a maximum of 15% incidence, and that eating eggs daily with their yolk included is not something that is not only not considered negative but very positive due to to the quality of its protein and vitamins.
The suspicion is confirmed, yes to fats
All this information that was coming in about the new goodness of fat and the new badness of carbohydrates, caused a new study in 2002, but this time it was not to observe the incidence of fatty foods in people but to reduce the amounts of fat of the diet of a certain sample but without altering proteins or carbohydrates. The results again pointed to the same place, the fat reduction did not have any significant results in the patients. The study was published in the 2002 American Journal of Medicine
There are certain hydrates that get rid of burning and are those that come in foods rich in micronutrients and where the grain, or final product has not been refined.
Fruits and vegetables, although they have sugars or more complex forms of it, are extremely healthy for our body (fructose does not have much capacity to raise insulin), they clean the different filter systems (liver, kidneys, lungs, skin), they give us the nutrients and vitamins we need for each process. Try to eat vegetables at every meal like; tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, peppers, etc. Also try to eat 3 or 4 pieces of fruit a day.
If you follow these studies, dispense with the following hydrates as much as possible:
- White bread
- White rice
- White flour
- Energy bars
- Packaged juices
They can eat the following carbohydrates 1 or 2 times a day in “rational portions” never more than our fist occupies:
- Garbanzo beans
- Beans, etc (Legumes in general)
- Pure grain cereals such as brown rice
In the new food pyramid, white breads, pasta and this type of product are located in the highest part in what we should avoid eating and if we do it once or twice a month at the most.
Hello Readers, I am Nikki Bella a Psychology student. I have always been concerned about human behavior and the mental processes that lead us to act and think the way we do. My collaboration as an editor in the psychology area of Well Being Pole has allowed me to investigate further and expand my knowledge in the field of mental health; I have also acquired great knowledge about physical health and well-being, two fundamental bases that are directly related and are part of all mental health.