I wrote a Letter to the Editor of the New York Occasions concerning David Ludwig’s opinion piece titled “Could Your Healthy Diet Make Me Fat?” (Nov 28, 2015). The New York Occasions editors didn’t embody my response of their publication. Subsequently, I’m together with it right here.
I agree with David Ludwig that the Dietary Pointers should replicate the newest science. If the time period ‘low-carb’ referred solely to omitting refined carbohydrates (sugar, refined flour, and so forth.), we might agree.
Ludwig does make some good factors. Nonetheless, I argue that the ‘low-fat’ food plan being mentioned (deriving 25-30% of dietary energy from fats) isn’t truly low-fat. An entire meals, plant-based food plan naturally derives roughly 10% of dietary energy from fats, 10% protein, and 80% unrefined carbs. That’s 10% vs 25-30%. Low-fat, entire plant-based meals create exceptional well being in research together with topics with varied physique and blood varieties. Why don’t we concentrate on this?
Ludwig’s premise helps the low-carb food plan, which has been primarily a canopy for advocating a excessive protein, high-fat food plan that’s well-known to trigger coronary heart illness, most cancers and different ‘Western’ ailments. The low-carb food plan and the idea of ‘customized diet’ have survived partially as a result of individuals prefer to consider good issues about their dangerous habits, that’s, addictions.
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