What’s the Deal With Carbs?

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The king of macronutrients. The most controversial word in all of nutrition. Builder of cities, destroyer of empires. Carbohydrates. In the fourth installment of our What’s the Deal series, we go hard and deep on all things carbs. With so much information and misinformation out there, we did what we do best and jumped on the science, the cold hard evidence, first defining this nutrient and its function and then address some of the major claims about carbohydrates such as:

  • carbohydrates make you fat
  • carbs cause inflammation
  • carbs from fruit are the same as table sugar
  • high-carb diets cause diabetes and cancer
  • and more!

We also discuss the role of carbohydrates for athletes, and then a more philosophical look at applying these concepts through a macro lens and why we should stop talking about carbs and protein and diet so extensively. Grab a notebook, take a glucose break, kick back and relax, and enjoy the show!

Go eat some plants!

-Jackson and Aaron


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Show Notes

References:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15983191

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23509418

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/82/2/421.full

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(12)61766-8/abstract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23933265

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20564476

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21621801

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24065788

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15143200

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18454136

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14693970

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17346204

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1394223/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC507380/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15523486

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/84/5/1171.short

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/131/11/3109S.short

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