What Carbs To Eat, and What Carbs Not To Eat

We are living in a world where people are being brainwashed into thinking we need to stay away from carbs.  This is one of the worse things you could possibly do.  In fact the people who eat the most carbs are actually far healthier than the people who don’t.  The reason we ‘think’ we need to stay away from carbs is because we keep hearing it over and over.

First you had the Akins diet, who’s founder diet from heart disease.  Dr. Neal Barnard with the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine stated that, ‘Dr. Atkins had a history of heart attack, congestive heart failure and hypertension’.  Then you had the Paleo Diet; which was declared by the ABC News Health Watch as the most unhealthy diet in the country.  And now it’s the Ketogenic Diet which has a countless list of doctors and scientists speaking against it due to the plethora of harmful occurrences.  Every one of these diets have religiously proclaimed to stay away from carbs.  And the domino effect on social networks have responded to the demands of giving the people the articles they want to hear, regardless if it’s actually good for you.

There are literally millions of people who believe that no carb diets are important.  Why?  Because we live in this fragmentized society.  And as long as you hear something enough times, your going to believe it.  The better the lie is presented, and the more often you hear it; the more absurd the truth is going to sound.  So when I say that 70% of your diet should be in carbs, you will think that is absolutely crazy.  But in fact, according to Dr. John  McDougall; it is actually a scientific fact that 70% of your diet should be in carbs.

So who are you going to believe, the repetitiveness of people trying to sell you their products? Or are you going to research the true science of carb necessity?  There is another book I recommend called The Low Carb Myth; a New York Time best selling author Dr. Ari Witten and Wade Smith.  This book has 490 scientific studies and statistics with sources, showing how we need to eat more carbs.

In fact the people who eat the most carbs have the least amount of killer diseases, including cancer, heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.  There are 5 Blue Zones in the world where people live 10 to 15 years longer than anybody else.  Their common trait is that they all live a plant strong lifestyle and they all eat a high carb diet.

Now let’s just look at some simple logic when it comes to carbs.  Chick peas are 27% carbs. Blueberries are 14% carbs.  Oranges are 11% carbs.  Even potatoes, one of the healthiest foods you could possibly eat are 20% carbs.  Then their is quinoa at 21% carbs.  And oats is at 67% carbs.  Are you telling me that I should not be eating these healthy foods?  So this no-carb diet claim is simply ignorant nonsense.

We need to simply understand there is a big difference between complex carbs and simple carbs.  Complex carbs are the whole food carbs like beans and rice, quinoa, oats, potatoes, and whole grains.  The simple carbs that we need to stay away from are the processed carbs like chips and doughnuts, many of the processed breads, crackers, and a LOT of the junk food.  Eat the whole foods, and stay away from the processed carbs.  There is a big difference between these two carbs. Simply put; eat the potato, not the potato chip.

And just a little bonus intelligence for you is this definition of carbohydrates:

carbohydrates: 1.)  any of a large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues and including sugars, starch, and cellulose. They contain hydrogen and oxygen in the same ratio as water (2:1) and typically can be broken down to release energy in the animal body.

Now isn’t that AMAZING.!!!  Carbs have the exact same hydrogen to oxygen ratio as water.  Many of you know how I am always telling people to ‘eat’ more water.  Well here is another PERFECT example of eating more water.  

Mark Anthony