Very few people really hate on protein – mostly it’s fat and carbs that come in for the constant demonizing. But once you look past the hype, neither macronutrient is truly a devil (or an angel); it’s always more complicated. So this week, read about some benefits of both, starting with fat:
- How can you prevent gallstones during weight loss? Eat more fat! In a recent meta-analysis high-fat diet was strongly connected with fewer gallstones. (Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes)
- While you’re calmly refusing to demonize things, it’s also helpful to understand why some people do – here’s an explanation of how epidemiology was misused to demonize dietary fat. (Ketopia)
And now for the carbs!
- For the ladies: menstrual dysfunction associated with exercise can be treated by a very simple fix: more carbs! 30% of energy from carbs is a little higher than the Paleo range typically goes, but compared to osteoporosis and infertility down the line, it looks pretty good. (SuppVersity)
- Trying to eat more carbs but bored of so many sweet potatoes? If you’re following the Whole30, you now have a lot more options for carbs: white potatoes are now allowed. Why not try some pesto mashed potatoes to celebrate?
Go grab yourself a nice baked potato with some butter on top, and then take a gander at the rest of the Paleo news lately, plus a quick quiz to test your advanced Paleo savvy:
- The latest Revolution Health Radio episode covers how shift work affects your health, and what you can do to minimize the damage. No, it’s not ideal to work nights, but at least you’ll be able to get to the grocery store when it’s empty!
- When you’re trying to get your kids on the Paleo train, remember that they won’t starve themselves. (Everyday Paleo)
- Good food might be expensive, but how much are you willing to pay for your health? And have you compared the cost of your diet to the cost of diabetes lately? (Mark’s Daily Apple)
- If beef, chicken, and pork are getting boring, why not try some venison or rabbit? Think of it as a step even beyond grass-fed. Here’s a quick guide to getting game meats on your plate. (Breaking Muscle) – and by the way, a lot of this meat is actually available in supermarkets; you just have to look in the freezer section rather than behind the butcher counter.
- How do you talk to yourself? For most of us, it’s often a stream of abuse and put-downs. Would you talk to your friends that way? Probably not – and yes, it matters. (Robb Wolf)
And now for a quiz: