Fat Versus Carbs — Higher Amounts of Dietary Fat Actually Improve Your Metabolic Health


By Dr. Mercola Most of us eat too much sugar, and far too little healthy fat. Many also eat too much protein, which may actually be even riskier than a high-carb diet in some health respects. Unfortunately, the notion that glucose is the preferred fuel for your body has become deeply ingrained over the decades. This misguided advice has been a driving force in our obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer epidemics, in large part because low-fat, high-carb diets prevent healthy mitochondrial function. Dietary fats are actually the preferred fuel of human metabolism. The benefits of a high-fat diet are investigated in the BBC documentary, “Fat [Versus] Carbs With Jamie Owen,”1 which originally aired in October, 2016. In it, Owen, a Welch journalist and BBC news anchor, challenges conventional diet advice by going on a low-carb, high-fat diet (LCHF). This is also the focus of my latest book, “Fat for Fuel,” which is by far the most important book I’ve ever written. Shipments of “Fat f
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/05/13/fat-versus-carbs.aspx

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