HIT Rob wrote:"Were made for carbs; not fat"
Our brain, CNS, and Skeletal musculature system derive most of their energy from glucose, however the fact is, the body can find other pathways to produce more than enough glucose for these systems to thrive on zero carb intake, Hence why there is NO essential carbs.
The first sentence is true. Now the next statement while also true leaves out some important issues:
Gluconeogenesis is the conversion of proteins/amino acids to glucose, the preferred fuel for the body. This process is incredibly inefficient and produces toxic urea from the extra H+ ions as a byproduct. Your kidneys then have to work hard to get that out of your system. The urea turns into ammonia in the body and that is why sometimes sweat can smell like cat piss when someone is exercising in a carb deficient state.
Ketosis/fatty acid metabolism byproducts are ketones like acetone. They are very acidic and toxic to the body and causes metabolic acidosis in the body. Also overworking the kidneys. Why anyone would want to force their body into ketosis is beyond stupid.
The reasoning that somehow carbs are not our best fuel because we don't have essential carbs is complete rubbish.
Forcing our bodies to run on protein or fat is akin to putting diesel in a formula one.
Try running fast in a carb depleted state
Try working out carb depleted
Low carb diets are complete rubbish, destroy performance, and are unhealthy.
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