You’re out for dinner at your favorite restaurant, looking over the menu.
Should you go with a nice, juicy grass-fed steak? Or a bowl of whole-grain pasta?
The mainstream media flip-flops between the two more than a politician!
It can be confusing to say the least.
And now, another gauntlet’s been thrown down by the pro-carbers.
Because according to a new study, going low-carb could KILL you!
Now, if you’ve been reading my eTips for a while now, you know that I recommend the Paleo diet, which practically eliminates all processed carbohydrates.
So… was I wrong all this time?
Not a chance.
This latest research says that cutting carbs can supposedly put you in an early grave from heart disease, stroke, or cancer.
That certainly SOUNDS scary – but this study is so badly flawed that its authors should have been ASHAMED to present their findings as “facts!”
Researchers followed more than 447,000 people over roughly 16 years, which is good. You want a study with a good sample size over a long enough period of time.
But they made some pretty far-reaching conclusions based only on TWO measly questionnaires!
And because the participants filled the questionnaires out six years apart during the entire course of the study, we don’t really have 16 years’ worth of data.
And it gets worse.
Rather than observing participants’ eating habits, the researchers merely asked them to report what they ate every day over the previous year.
Who can remember what they ate on the last Wednesday in March this year?
It doesn’t end there. The people eating low-carb in the study had the highest number of smokers in the group.
What does smoking increase your risk of? That’s right, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. But did they take that into account? Not at all.
Then, it gets really crazy. Because researchers also excluded anyone who died from diabetes -- a disease that a high-carb diet can CAUSE! -- during the study.
This study is a joke. But what’s not funny is how many folks will take it seriously and start loading up on pasta, cereal, and bread.
The best diet is still a low-carb diet, like the Paleo approach to eating.
It’s so simple to follow: Just focus on food as nature made it, and eat as our caveman ancestors would have.
To live a long, healthy life, enjoy all of the fresh meats, fish, dairy, eggs, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds you want.