What happens to the carbs?

Thank you Dr. Malcolm Kendrick for concisely explaining the science behind why low carb high fat diets are actually healthy and do work. I try explaining my new diet to those around me who think ‘it’s just a fad or a phase I’m going through,’ and that I’m following an ‘extremely unhealthy diet.’ I wish more nutritionists and people in the medical field would take the time to look at the hard facts that back up a low carb high fat diet as a legitimately healthy lifestyle choice.

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

I have found a strange thing happens when I talk to nutritionists about the fate of carbohydrates in the human body. Professors, who shall be nameless, appear unable to admit how basic human physiology works. For example, they may concede a few steps here and there, but they will never, ever, admit to the following chain that I have described below.

1: Carbohydrates, such as fruit and vegetables, bread, pasta… and, of course, less complex sugars – such as the stuff we sprinkle on cornflakes, that we call ‘sugar’, are all turned into simple sugars in the human digestive tract before entering the bloodstream.

2: If you keep eating carbohydrate the resultant simple sugars will, at first, be stored. The human body can pack away around 1,500 calories of sugar. However, once this limit is reached, the liver will turn the rest into fat.

3: The fat that is made…

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