Ketogenic diets and protein intake

I watched a powerful (for me) video today by Dr Benjamin Bikman where he discusses how many keto practitioners are missing the picture with regards to protein intake.  It highlights that you need to take information in the right context for it to be relevant or else you risk making bad decisions.

It is well worth watching the video though it does require you to absorb some limited technical content.

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How to make sense of dietary advice

I am often perplexed at some of the dietary advice that I read about or that come from respected and/or well meaning people.  Even if you look at advice from the generally low carb advocates, you find a huge variation in what is recommended as “best for your health”.  I can well understand that readers just give up in the end and give in to the temptations of the dark side.

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Are you browning on the inside?

When sugars react with proteins they can turn brown – which is why frying meat turns it brown.  The proteins in the meat react with the stored sugars in the cells and nicely browned meat is the result.  This processes of ‘browning’ proteins (or more correctly, amino acids) is called ‘glycation’ and the resultant products are called ‘Advanced Glycation End-products’ or AGEs. Continue reading

Protein: The most dangerous Thing In the World?

If you want to consider an alternative view, have a look at this video put out in support of veganism.  It is full of “science” that supports the view of why protein is bad for you, in fact, “The most dangerous Thing In the World“.

If you still believe that cholesterol causes heart-disease then you might buy into the message.  If still you believe that “associated with” is actually science, then you might buy into the message.

I think that the video is a great example of why it is so hard to get a consistent message out due to how “science” is manipulated to support a cause.  However, you might watch it and decide that you want to live a vegan lifestyle.

Our obsession with protein kills more people than anything else. This video explains why this is true and what you can do about it. Esselstyn TED talk: https…

 

mTOR, Protein and Fasting

The New Year has come and gone and everyone spent some time thinking about losing weight, healthy eating and whether to bother with a New Year’s resolution. Well, in case you are still working on your resolution (maybe for next year) then here is something to think about. While the picture at the top might scare you away, the message is worthy of your time as I hope it adds to your understanding of how your body repairs itself and why eating (or not eating) plays such a large part. Continue reading