What diet is best for your health? Vegan, Paleo, Keto?
Today I am interviewing Dr Areli K Cuevas-Ocampo, M.D who follows a plant foods diet.
According to high fat promoters for diets like Paleo and Keto, the low carb, high fat diet is supposedly the go to diet that will turn your health around.
It supposed to help you release excess weight, rebalance your hormones, and get you off those “addictive” carbs, which they say are one of the root causes of your health problems.
So you cut right back on your carbohydrate intake to lose excess weight and restore your health and instead you’re told to eat lots of fats, full of cholesterol and saturated fat from foods like eggs, bacon, sausages, butter and grass fed beef, etc.
To quote a Harvard Medical school article on sugar and its vital role in the human body:
“Glucose, a form of sugar, is the primary source of energy for every cell in the body. Because the brain is so rich in nerve cells, or neurons, it is the most energy-demanding organ, using one-half of all the sugar energy in the body.” (1)
Getting your sugar from carbohydrates, which includes fruits for example is the ideal fuel and the opposite to eating a diet that is high in fats like the Paleo and keto diets.
For example; if you greatly restrict carbs you can go into ketosis and this can have serious ramifications for your health.
Just some of these adverse effects include: (2, 3)
- Kidney stones
- Skeletal fracture
- Heart arrhythmia
- Impaired mood and concentration
- Poor growth in children
- Nutrient deficiencies (on doctor supervised keto diets)
- Shift towards very high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood
- Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea
Well, in today’s video with the help of Dr Areli K Cuevas-Ocampo, I’ll cut through the misinformation and help you understand why going high carb and low fat is the much healthier approach than the Paleo or Ketogenic diets that contain lots of animal fat and animal protein.
Watch the video above to discover more!
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2. Kang HC, Chung DE, Kim DW, Kim HD. Early- and Late-onset Complications of the Ketogenic Diet for Intractable Epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2004 Sep 1;45(9):1116–23.
3. Suo C, Liao J, Lu X, Fang K, Hu Y, Chen L, et al. Efficacy and safety of the ketogenic diet in Chinese children. Seizure – Eur J Epilepsy. 2013 Apr 1;22(3):174–8.
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