When it comes to being healthy we have to put the right fuel in the tank. What this comes down to in practice is ensuring we eat enough of the right carbohydrate calories. Of course, there are all kinds of carbs, from candy bars to rice, corn, quinoa, etc. Fruits are also a great option. The low-carb crowd say that “fruits make you fat” but according to the science this is simply nonsense. Does it make sense to eat healthy plant foods that are high in fiber or greasy dead animals? The idea that we should ‘eat fat to get slim’ is crazy!
Dr McDougall, who has spent a large part of his working life investigating the link between health and a whole foods, plant based diet has a number of presentations on Youtube where he goes into detail about why animal products are not our best choice. He advocates a whole food, plant based diet for optimum health and longevity.