An average sedentary person uses about 150g of carbohydrate per day for activities including brain function. We are encouraged to consume up to 60% of our daily calories as carbohydrate. For a 2000 kcal intake, that would equate to 1200 kcalories, or about 300 grammes.
What if saturated fat is harmless, as the Swiss and French ‘paradox’ diets for example suggest, and refined carbohydrates aren’t?
What would it take to affect the mainstream, healthy eating guidelines, bearing in mind that it has been proven since 1981 that many starchy carbohydrates are turned to glucose in the body and enter the bloodstream faster than table sugar, yet we are told that a third of our intake should be starchy carbs without acknowledging this fact?