“To learn about health, one must study health”.
– Albert Einstein
There are few topics discussed in the health and fitness community that are as controversial as carbohydrate consumption. While low-carb dieters sometimes claim that a high carbohydrate intake drives insulin resistance, weight gain and obesity, dietitians and proponents of low-fat diets on the other end of the spectrum often say that everyone should get 40-60% of their daily energy from carbohydrate to fuel the body. In this post I’ll take a step back and look at macronutrient intake in an evolutionary perspective and then discuss carbohydrate consumption in the context of overweight and obesity…
Whether or not carbohydtrates can “make you fat” depends on the quantity and quality of the carbohydrates, lifestyle, genes, and a lot of other things that the article goes into.
Read the article at organicfitness.com