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    The fairy tale about
    wicked fat and good grains. 

    Myths about nutrition

    Anyone who is interested in a ketogenic diet has to face two stubborn myths about nutrition which have been regarded as established for over 50 years, when the classical nutrition pyramid was introduced by the United States Department of Agriculture. The first myth is that only lean food is good food. And the second myth is that grains are part of every healthy diet.

    What truth is there to these myths and how did they arise?



    The classic nutritional pyramid.

    Who, if anybody, experiences anything positive about the word “fat”? After all, advertising makes it clear that all healthy diets are low in fat, that “good” vegetable fats, such as margarine, protect one from obesity and treat the cardiovascular system with care, that milk and dairy products must be lean, and that more than one egg per day is unhealthy because of the egg’s cholesterin content. According to the classical nutrition pyramid, at most 30% of daily energy should be obtained from fat ? but in no case from “bad” animal fats but from cheap oils of the agrarian groups. The rest of one’s energy requirements should nowadays be covered by vegetables as well as by unlimited quantities of sweet fruit and cheap satisfiers, namely full corn grains, bread, noodles, rice or potatoes, which are all sugars and micronutrient snatchers, especially in the refined (white bread) or peeled (rice) state, from the standpoint of nutritional physiology.

    The blood glucose level driving uphill and downhill

    One consequence of this official recommended relationship of the nutrient classes to each other is that the pancreas, which is responsible for dispensing insulin and thus for keeping the blood sugar level low, can no longer come to rest. After all, fat, with its 9 kcal/g is twice as rich in calories as carbohydrates with only 4 kcal/g, so that when hardly any fat is eaten, the percentage of carbohydrates in the bloodstream necessarily rises. This raises the question of where this crazy nutrition recommendation comes from, that will feed us overweight, metabolically diseased and enduring eating subscribers of the feeding and after of the pharmaceutical industry?

    Governments recommend what the agrarian industry actually yields.

    The governments of the western countries undoubtedly recommend that which their economies produce. In 2015, roughly 65% of the arable land in Germany was actually used for growing crops, and one quarter of this land was used to grow wheat! Thus if the land yields grains, corn, potatoes and apples, then this is what should be eaten: a bowl of cornflakes in the morning, a cereals bar as a snack, a plate of pasta in the evening, and as much fruit as you want in between. Of course, butter is not spread on your slice of whole wheat bread, but “healthy” margarine from inferior artificially hardened sunflower oil, wheat germ oil or rape oil, with an extremely high proportion of harmful omega-6- fatty acids ? conceived by international foodstuffs concerns and forced on the market with the help of huge research sponsor and PR budgets.

    From scientific nutrition facts to a healthy diet.

    How can one elude this deception by the economic interests of governments and large concerns? Very simply: in that one informs oneself directly of the human body’s physiological nutritional processes. And in that one consistently asks questions about advertising and also about the recommendations of renowned research institutes which are funded very often by the agro and feeding industry, such as even well respected clinics (like the case of Charité Berlin and Coca Cola). The question always is: "Who profits?" or "Who supported the campaign financially?"
    Anyone who wants to can also obtain the advice of a therapist. The approach of the metabolism program dr.reinwald metabolic regulation® and its integrated ketogenic diets build entirely on scientific facts regarding nutrition and also support sustainability in animal production and vegetable cultivation with a focus on organic products.

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