In this excellent interview (video above), Dr. Mercola interviewed Dr. Jeff Volek, a professor at Ohio State University and co-author (with Dr. Stephen Phinney) of the popular books “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living,” and “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance.”
Dr. Volek has done an incredible amount of study in the field of high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets, investigating how it the health, wellness, and the performance of everyone from the average person to the high-performance athlete.
Like many professionals beginning in the fields of nutrition, health, medicine, and human science, Dr. Volek was taught that a healthy diet was low-fat, that saturated fats & cholesterol should be avoided, and that people needed “healthy whole grains.” But as he worked with diabetics, he observed that “something was off.” He thought, “Why should diabetics eat so many carbs?”
This experience drove him to learn and understand metabolism and nutrition at a much deeper level, Volek told Mercola.
In the video above, and the original article at Mercola.com, you’ll find out some key things, including:
- Is your current diet driving your metabolism in the right, or wrong, direction?
- Why healthy fat is a “cleaner” burning fuel
- Healthy versus harmful fats
- How to convert your body from burning sugar to burning fat
- Finding your body’s personal ideal carbohydrate level (how many grams of non-fiber carbs per day you can consume while staying in nutritional ketosis)
- How a ketogenic diet can benefit many chronic health problems
- How a ketogenic diet may promote longevity and increased muscle mass
- The importance of not only eating high-fat and low-carb, but also moderate-protein
- The benefits of low-carbohydrate diets for athletes
Watch the video interview above or check out the source article for all these great details and more.