Thursday, December 1, 2011

Carbohydrates anonymous

A news piece in the Edmonton Journal (originally published in the Vancouver Sun) a few days ago does a nice job of summarizing some of the issues around excess carbohydrate consumption. There are many factors to consider that the piece does not get into (read: all carbohydrates are not evil) but it gets the main point across nicely, namely, that too many carbohydrates (i.e., more than you can readily burn off) are not a great plan if you want to lead a healthy life. The problem is compounded if you select highly processed carbohydrates that have the additional strike against them of containing industrial oils high in pro-inflammatory omega 6s.

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