Is It a High-Fat Diet or a High-Fat High-Carbohydrate Diet?

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In scientific research, if you want to induce a state of obesity, disease, and serious health complications in animals, you feed them a "high-fat" diet.

However, what 99 percent of these studies are really looking at is a high-fat, high-carbohydrate, fast-food-like diet. Most of them involve feeding mice anywhere from 40-60 percent of calories from fat, with the remainder being mostly carbohydrates.

Often, individuals and headlines cite animal research data to show that "high-fat" diets are bad for us, but they might as well be saying that a bacon cheeseburger with fries and a soada is bad for us (which we all know is the case!).

Remember to look at the actual composition of the diet rather than taking the headline at face value. A high-fat high-carbohydrate diet is very different from a high-fat low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diet, especially in terms of benefits. The latter obviously has way more.

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