Alter Your Health

#201 | Mastering Macros - CARBS

May 28, 2020 Dr. Benjamin Alter Episode 201
Alter Your Health
#201 | Mastering Macros - CARBS
Show Notes

A whole food plant based diet is a carbohydrate-rich diet... and that is a good thing!!! This is because carbohydrates are the preferred fuel source for each of the 10 trillion cells in your body.

In this episode we get a little sciencey to discuss some critical information to understand so you can fuel your body optimally.

DISCLAIMER: We do NOT recommend counting macronutrients, or any other nutritional metric for that matter, including calories!

ADDITIONALLY, "carbs" are NOT a food group! ALL whole plant foods contain ALL macronutrients, along with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that synergistically support your metabolism and health.

 

Some important takeaways include...

  • What carbohydrates have to do with the sun
  • Simple vs complex carbs and glucose vs fructose
  • The digestion, absorption, and metabolism of carbohydrates
  • The role of insulin, and what REALLY causes insulin resistance/type 2 diabetes
  • Why it's impossible to be a human without 'sugar/carb cravings'
  • Debunking the myth that carbs make you fat

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You may also be interested in these episodes...

- End Sugar Cravings for Good - https://www.alter.health/episode167

- Master Diabetes with Cyrus Khambatta - https://www.alter.health/episode174

- Food Combining to Optimize Digestion and Metabolism - https://www.alter.health/episode175

 

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Links to some more good stuff

- Get the Alter Health weekly WFPB Meal Guides: https://www.alter.health/meal-guides
- Cleanse with Us during the next Alter Health Cleanse: https://www.alter.health/cleanse
- Work with us in the Thrive on Plants program: https://www.alter.health/thrive-on-plants